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the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts

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Gould, Stephen (1993) "American Polygeny and Craniometry Before Darwin.
Conrad's subversion of such popularized "pseudo-science" is traced by John Griffith who writes, "Conrad, who had read Alfred Russell Wallace, similarly disregarded the idea of craniometry [introduced by J.
has proven itself quite capable of producing scientific theories and data to justify racist practices, policies, and ideologies throughout its history (including the use of craniometry to lend legitimacy to practices of slavery in the U.
Only executed criminals were given to scientists for study and such disciplines as phrenology craniometry anatomy and anthropology required diversity in human remains to prove their theories.
Thus understood, gunplay is craniometry by other means: both ensure Indian suffering.
Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, methods of describing and anthropologizing the body, such as craniometry and serology, were used as scientific means to suggest that black people were less evolved than whites.
A student, for example, might examine the craniometry of Samuel Morton or the eugenics of Charles Davenport.
The micro-evolution model proposes that the craniometry variation reflects a population structuring processes such as long time adaptation, genetic drift, demographic growth, and other phenomena.
Most of these bio-determinists employed craniometry to prove woman's biological and intellectual inferiority.
One of the first and most prominent Russian anthropologists, Anatolii Petrovich Bogdanov (1834-96), used French craniometrical techniques to measure skulls that he personally excavated from Moscow cemeteries and produced some of the most influential studies in craniometry.
Missteps are not uncommon, as is illustrated by reexamining the history of phrenology, craniometry, and the XYY controversy.