Read e-book online An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy PDF

By Leslie Aiello

ISBN-10: 0120455919

ISBN-13: 9780120455911

An anthropologist and an anatomist have mixed their talents during this e-book to supply scholars and study staff with the necessities of anatomy and the capability to use those to investigations into hominid shape and serve as. utilizing simple rules and proper bones, conclusions may be reached in regards to the possible musculature, stance, mind measurement, age, weight, and intercourse of a selected fossil specimen. one of these deductions that are attainable are illustrated by means of reference again to modern apes and people, and a coherent photo of the background of hominid evolution seems to be. Written in a transparent and concise type and wonderfully illustrated, An advent to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a easy reference for all interested in human evolution in addition to a helpful better half to either laboratory useful classes and new learn utilizing fossil skeletons

Show description

Read Online or Download An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy PDF

Similar anatomy & physiology books

Read e-book online Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas (8th Edition) (Color Atlas of PDF

Organize for the dissection lab and working room with Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas, 8e. that includes amazing full-color images of exact cadaver dissections with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic photographs, this confirmed textual content depicts anatomic buildings extra realistically than illustrations in conventional atlases.

New PDF release: Animal Biotechnology and Ethics

Complex biomedical ideas reminiscent of genetic engineering at the moment are used widely in animal similar examine and improvement. because the speed of improvement has quickened, there was becoming public anxiousness in regards to the moral concerns concerned. Animal Biotechnology and Ethics attracts jointly in a single e-book many of the prime subject matters and concerns that have emerged within the contemporary debates surrounding biotechnology as utilized to animals.

Extra info for An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Sample text

Pterion is another site in the cranium where sutual bones commonly form. In this region they are known as epipteric bones and there is some evidence that they may be more common on the left side of the modern human cranium and, therefore, possibly linked with asym­ metries of the vault bones (Aitchison, 1960). In great apes and some fossil hominids the lesser wings of the sphenoid bone are not so extensive and form a smaller proportion of the floor of the anterior cranial fossa and so do not reach the pterion.

This example is developed further and illustrated in Chapter 19. Second class levers have the fulcrum at one end of the lever and the applied force at the other, with the load situated between them. This is the principle on which weight is lifted in a wheelbarrow. The example illustrated in Fig. 11 shows how the foot and calf muscles can act as a second class lever. Second class levers gain mechanical advantage thereby allowing large loads to be moved but only at the expense of a loss of speed.

Sec­ ondary osteons continue to replace bone that is resorbed throughout the life of an individual and many generations of secondary osteons can be seen in sections of older human bone. Estimates of the number of secondary osteons have been used to provide estimates of the age at death of Neanderthals (Thompson and Trinkaus, 1987) and comparisons with modern humans suggest that none were much older than 35 years at death. Remnants of woven bone, primary osteons and earlier formed secondary osteons that fail to become resorbed constitute the interstitial bone.

Download PDF sample

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy by Leslie Aiello


by Richard
4.0

Rated 4.62 of 5 – based on 23 votes