This skull was a recent acquisition at the University of Branford, donated to us by the eminent Professor H. Oxley from Leeds. After scanning the cranium we conducted morphometirical analysis and compared it with all known modern and fossil hominid morphology. We have also compared this morphology and measurements with known skulls misshapen by cultural deformation. After intense scrutiny from an international team of scientists, we can confirm that the cranial shape is natural; however, it does not resemble any known hominid species. Further, we had initial difficulty in scanning the specimen as it seems to have an anomalous magnetic field. We have tested the material for all known probable causes of this abnormality, but have yet to find its cause. Renowned archaeologist Professor I. Jones from the University of Chicago is currently acquiring further artifacts in Nazca, Peru. He says he will not until hang up his hat until this mystery is solved.
There is considerable modification of the cranial vault. The cranium is flattened anteroposteriorly on the frontal, occipital and posterior portion of the parietals. The cranium vault is broad and high. The individual has a cranial index of 115.89 and a cranial length-height index of 106.6, which is highly hyperbrachycrany (very broad headed) and hypsicrany (high skull). The cranium is asymmetric, with the left side larger and more bulbous than the right.
Maximum length (g-op)- 151mm; Maximum breadth (eu-eu)- 175mm; Basion-Bregma Height (ba-b)-161mm; Cranial base length (ba-n)- 89mm; Upper facial height (n-pr)-72mm; Minimum Frontal breadth (ft-ft)-98mm; Upper facial breadth (fmt-fmt)-107mm; Nasal height (n-ns)- 47.5mm; Nasal breadth (al-al)-22.5mm; Orbital breadth (d-ec)-38.5mm Left, 40.5mm Right; Orbital height-35.5mm Left, 34mm Right; Frontal Cord (n-b)-102mm; Parietal cord (b-l)-97mm; Occipital cord (l-o)-96mm
(Updated information about this specimen will be available in full, once the project website goes live).
NB: THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE