Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Dolichocephaly

Having a relatively long or narrow head, with a cranial index of 74.99 or less; dolichocranic, dolichocephalic. Applied to skeletal material rather than to living humans. Early humans are considered to have dolichocranic heads, with human heads becoming more brachycranic recently.

Cf. brachycephaly, mesocephaly.

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