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- n. Plural form of endocast.
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The findings are based on comparisons of virtual imprints of the developing brain and surrounding structures, called endocasts, derived from the skulls of modern and fossilised humans, including that of a newborn Neanderthal.
'It's one of the most beautiful endocasts ever,' Mr Balzeau told The Times.
The new findings show that, at the time of birth, both Neanderthals and modern humans have elongated braincases, but only modern human endocasts change to a more globular shape in the first year of life.
Falk compared a cast of the cranium's inner surface, or endocast, obtained from the partial hobbit skeleton LB1 to endocasts from both modern humans and from other fossil skulls in the human evolutionary family, called hominids for short.
"Those (skull) endocasts don't contain as much information as the original brain but the shape, the size, some of the patterns and some of the positions of blood vessels are recorded," Hildebolt said.
I am currently working with my long-time collaborators at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on a comparative study of endocasts from the skulls of LB1 (