Fractal Analysis and its Applications in Human Palaentology.

Josep M. Arqu&eacutes

Abstract. In this paper we explain three very well known measures of fractal dimension: self-similarity dimension, divider dimension and box counting dimension, in order to choose the best method to calculate the fractal dimension of cranial sutures. Fractal analysis was applied in human palaeontology by Gibert and Palmqvist (1995). Our paper describe some improvements of the method implemented by Gibert and Palmqvist, and propose new lines of research about this topic.

Key words. fractal dimension, box counting.

Registration: PIRDI-5/98, June 1998.

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