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Cross-Sectional Geometries

Elizabeth Weiss

in Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054988
eISBN:
9780813053707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054988.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Cross-sectional geometries are examined in chapter 2; long bones can be envisioned as beams that experience biomechanical stresses, such as bending, torsion, and compressive forces, to which they ... More


Long bone cross-sectional geometry

Christopher B. Ruff, Ryan W. Higgins, and Kristian J. Carlson

in Hominin Postcranial Remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa, 1936-1995

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197507667
eISBN:
9780197507698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197507667.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Long bone diaphyseal cross-sectional geometries reflect the mechanical properties of the bones, and can be used to aid in inferences of locomotor behavior in extinct hominins. This chapter considers ... More


Reading the Bones: Activity, Biology, and Culture

Elizabeth Weiss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054988
eISBN:
9780813053707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054988.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Do skeletal indicators used to reconstruct past people’s activity patterns actually reflect biological differences? This book reviews the literature on the most commonly utilized activity pattern ... More


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