Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Mean Basion Height Index

Expression of the ratio of height to width of a skull; cranial height divided by maximum cranial length + maximum cranial breadth divided by 2 and multiplied by 100. An index of 78.99 or less is considered low, 79.00 to 85.99 is considered medium, and 86.00 and greater is considered to be high.

Cf. mean porion height index.

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