I don’t know that this falls into the area of genealogy, but some of you may find it interesting. Rebecca Morelle has written an article for the BBC News, Time changes modern human’s face, about how the human skull has changed quite a bit over the past seven centuries.
Excerpt from the article:
Modern people possess less prominent features but higher foreheads than our medieval ancestors.
Writing in the British Dental Journal, the team took careful measurements of groups of skulls spanning across 30 generations.
The scientists said the differences between past and present skull shapes were “striking”.