GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2002-01 > 1010606940
From: "John F. Chandler" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Re: Hair/kinkiness/physical characteristics
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 15:09 EST
In-Reply-To: email@example.com message <044401c1992d$58d02aa0$5622343f@computer> of Wed, 9 Jan 2002 09:52:28 -0700
> Please educate me, I thought everyone had a sub cranial ridge at the base
> of their skull.
Obviously, the back edge of the skull, being an EDGE, has a ridge-like
quality, especially since that's where the neck muscles attach. However,
there is a distinct point or bump called the INION, which is present in
males only. (I received an e-mail from a female yesterday saying that
she has such a bump, but I suspect it is a matter of degree -- people
have little irregularities all over their skulls, after all.)
Incidentally, the inion makes a great topic as an ice-breaker at parties.
As Nancy observed, once this topic comes up, people get to running their
fingers over their own skulls and others' as well. Try it. You'll see.
|Re: [DNA] Re: Hair/kinkiness/physical characteristics by "John F. Chandler" <>|