An Idiosyncratic History of Early Morphometrics

  • Richard A. Reyment
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 284)


The desire to depict shape must be as old as cultivated thought itself. Figures on ancient Egyptian monuments provide early evidence of this wish. More widely known are the designs of Dürer, the fifteenth century German artist, who invented a system of mapping caricatures of faces. Even other artists have used this technique to vary physiognomies in mass scenes, using basically few faces as a starting point.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. Reyment
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  1. 1.Institute of Earth Sciences Department of Historical Geology and PaleontologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

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