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Second rib curvature in apes and humans and implications for the evolution of thoracic shape in early hominins [abstract]
shaped," but fossil evidence for thoracic shape is limited. Still, this inference has been used to infer important aspects of early hominin biology, such as gut size and locomotor capacity. In June 2010, a new skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis (KSD...
3D analysis of primate hindlimb joints : reconstructing positional abilities in extinct primates [abstract]
This study uses articulated 3D polygonal models of the pelvis and femur to simulate range of abduction during loading, and evaluates effects of different aspects of morphology on femoral postures. Continuous laser scan ...
Estimating radial curvature in fragmentary hominin fossils : a comparative study in apes and humans [abstract]
Forearm bone curvature has been invoked in interpretation of fossil hominin behavior. Apes have curved radii, reflecting hypertrophied forearm musculature needed for below-branch arboreal locomotion and increased leverage ...
Hip structure and locomotion in ambulatory and cursorial carnivores reinvestigated [abstract]
Understanding how the femoral head articulates with the acetabulum of the pelvis should allow one to infer the pattern of hip mobility in living and fossil species. In 1977, Jenkins and Camazine analyzed cineradiographic ...