Definition of craniology in English:
1The scientific study of the shape and size of the skulls of different human races.
- The modern and quantitative study of craniology derives essentially from the nineteenth century.
- The medical superintendent had a long involvement with archaeology and craniology.
- By the mid-nineteenth century there was little distinction between formal articles on craniology and studies by enthusiastic amateurs.
1.1 another term for phrenology.
- He developed a ‘science’ called craniology, which sought to use the shape and measurement of the skull to deduce intelligence ratios.
- One of the most eminent of the early researchers who used craniology to ‘prove’ intellectual inferiority of women was Paul Broca.
- It was predicated on the pseudo-sciences of eugenics and craniology.
- Example sentences
- Before he died he willed his body for medical research, and his cranium for craniological study.
- Two additional ‘craniological’ hypotheses, however, rendered the science empirically vulnerable.
- Utilizing craniological, literary, and pictorial evidence, he reconstructed the racial structure of ancient Greece.
- Example sentences
- By today's standards, the theoretical blindness of the male 19 th-century craniologists seems outrageous.
- Samuel Bates is the master craniologist, ready to crack the puzzle of human variations.
- The skulls were taken home with the craniologists to be displayed in London.
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