Category: Leadership in Paleontology

Why We Have Chins

Notice how the modern skull, on the left, has a point at the bottom of the face compared to the Neandethal-era skull on the right. The reason: Only modern humans have chins.
Credit: Tim Schoon, University of Iowa

by University of Iowa Look at a primate or a Neanderthal skull and compare it with a modern human’s. Notice anything missing? We have one feature that primates, Neanderthals, archaic humans–any species, […]