Primate skulls, 19th century artwork

Primate skulls, 19th century artwork

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Primate skulls. 19th century artwork of a human skull (top) and those of four different primates, showing the anatomical differences. This image is from Primitive Man published in 1876 by the French scientist and writer Louis Figuier (1819-1894). The species are labelled as (clockwise from top): Man belonging to the Stone Age, Gorilla, Cynocephalus Ape, Macacus Baboon, and Orang-Outang.

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