craniometry craniometry

Definition(s):

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

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Usage(s):

  1. The artificial--and, ultimately, racist--field of craniometry made similar claims, relying on the overall size and shape of the skull to try to determine intelligence and moral .
  2. From the bogus discipline of phrenology--which claimed that the quality of the mind was reflected in the bumps on the skull--to the ultimately racist field of craniometry, which .
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