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Facial Structures of Men and Women Have Become More Similar Over Time

Science & Tech  (tags: facial structure, spain, skulls, structure )

- 2936 days ago -
Research from North Carolina State University shows that they really don't make women like they used to, at least in Spain. The study, which examined hundreds of Spanish and Portuguese skulls spanning four centuries.


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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:13 am
Fascinating news! Noted with thanks.

Jose Gaspar (11)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:03 am

Jean Muir (6)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 8:44 pm
Interesting article, but not surprising, Environment & nutrition have always played a role in human evolution. The fact that each generation we notice the average height increase in both sexs.

Dana W (9)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:15 pm

KS Goh (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 6:23 am
Thanks for the article.

gerlinde p (161)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 6:29 am
interesting thanks

Roger G (148)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 1:53 pm
very interesting report thanks !

Natividad P (104)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 3:01 pm
Noted. Very interesting. Thank you for the article Angle

Christopher Fowler (82)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 3:26 pm
More proof of evolution. Science rocks, as it always has.

Hector R. (1)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 3:59 pm
Evolution moving us forward to androgynous humans.


Lynda G (123)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 11:53 pm
I believe I have a logical theory about why female skulls of the 1600s were smaller. With shorter lifespans and brief childhoods, girls were married frequently at the age of 12. Babies would have followed their first menses, most commonly at the age of 14. The body is still growing in the early teens, and a pregnancy will steal nutrients needed for that growth. Plus the stresses of pregnancy alone can stunt growth, and breastfeeding will deprive the bones of calcium in a diet far more restricted than today’s.

Thanks, Angle - I really like this sort of news!

Chad Mccrory (0)
Friday April 8, 2011, 5:59 pm
Interesting!!!! I have actually noticed that women are much much taller than they used to be and seem to be catching up to men.

Krasimira B (175)
Monday April 11, 2011, 7:50 pm
Noted with interest.
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