palatal index is no less than 140-7. The palate is therefore markedly of the parabolic form. In this skull it is also very high. The maxillA are narrowest in the dolichocephalic female. In all cases the posterior edge of the vomer slopes considerably forwards as well as downwards.
The characters of the mandible can be only imperfectly studied, it being lost in some instances and much atrophied in others. The chief character seems to be the absence of prominence of the chin : the sym-pbesial angle is consequently high, approaching a right angle.
Dentition is normal in all the skulls except the male No. 4, in which the last upper molars, or wisdom teeth, are absent from non-development. The skull is known, however, to Mr. Forbes to have belonged to a man beyond middle age. The last molars have not been fully acquired in the skull of the youth No. 11. In size the teeth are large but not abnormally so, and are stained bl ick in two of the male skulls, Nos. 4 and 10, and in the female skulls, Nos. 7 and 1. In the male No. 10, the upper incisors and
FRONTALIS ET LATERALIS OF THE FEMALE DOLICHOCEPHALIC SKULL, NO 1. (WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE.)
eanines have been filed away on the anterior surface, and stained black, making them more spade-like. This custom of deforming the teeth, and staining them, is practised very commonly in Java and Birma, and elsewhere. The incisors and canines being absent in the other male skulls, it s impossible to say whether these teeth were deformed in them also, fi? A feinales there is a trace of a similar deformation in No. 2, but the Jed. teeth arc not stained artificially. Grinding down the anterior upper fcu lower teeth horizontally, and staining them, seems to have been practised in Nos. 1 and 9. In the other skulls the teeth have been lost,
TA f the inhabitants of Timor-laut to those of adjacent countries.a rp the skulls just described are not those of a pure race is very evident. thA /eTJ distinct types can be made out, namely, the brachycephalic and e dolichocephalic, the former greatly predominating in number. Both fr0na ^le information Mr. Forbes has given us as to their appearance, and A m the skulls themselves, there is no difficulty in recognising a strong