Americans’ Heads Getting Bigger In Size And Changing Shape

Writes Jacqueline Howard on the Huffington Post:

Did the 20th century make us big-headed? Maybe so, since forensic anthropologists at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville found that white Americans’ heads are getting bigger and bigger … in size, that is.

The researchers studied about 1,500 skulls that dated from the mid-1800s through the 1980s. They noticed that the skulls gradually became larger, taller, and narrower. As a result, faces have become longer.

“The surprising thing is the skull size increase has not been documented in modern Americans,” researcher Dr. Richard Jantz told the Huffington Post. “We might have suspected that that was happening but this documents it … The shape of the skull has also changed rather dramatically. In fact, shape change has been more dramatic than size change.”…

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13 Comments on "Americans’ Heads Getting Bigger In Size And Changing Shape"

  1. MrTwilight23 | Jun 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm |

    Weston Price made this observation  90 years ago.

  2. Redacted | Jun 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm |

    Maybe this is why I always have to custom order my hats.

  3. Ask anyone in Boxing or MMA and they will tell you the bigger the head the harder to knock out.
    So I guess we are becoming a tougher people.

  4. Anarchy Pony | Jun 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

    Advent of the c-section.


  6. Must be all those chemicals consumed by the people.

  7. i gota big dome, but my dads head is so big he didnt wear a helmet in nam.

  8. Simiantongue | Jun 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm |

    So the epitome of evolution may someday be an American named Beldar? I give up, I can’t deal anymore.

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