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Childs Nerv Syst. 2010 Jun;26(6):723-7. doi: 10.1007/s00381-010-1133-y.

The earliest evidence of true lambdoid craniosynostosis: the case of "Benjamina", a Homo heidelbergensis child.

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Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, C. Sinesio Delgado 4, Pabellón14, 28029, Madrid, Spain. agracia@isciii.es

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The authors report the morphological and neuroimaging findings of an immature human fossil (Cranium 14) diagnosed with left lambdoid synostosis.

DISCUSSION:

The skull was recovered at the Sima de los Huesos site in Atapuerca (Burgos, Spain). Since the human fossil remains from this site have been dated to a minimum age of 530,000 years, this skull represents the earliest evidence of craniosynostosis occurring in a hominid. A brief historical review of craniosynostosis and cranial deformation is provided.

PMID:
20361331
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-010-1133-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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