Exploring Development in Relation to Terrain: 3D Skeletal Analysis of the Femoral Neck-Shaft Angle

dc.contributor.authorMason, Celia
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-08T22:44:51Z
dc.date.available2018-06-08T22:44:51Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018-06-08
dc.description.abstractBioarchaeologists have expressed interest in the study of past populations and their mobility, with studies focusing on behavioural adaptations and subsistence strategies. While the effect of the topographical terrain on bone expression has been explored briefly, our understanding of it, especially in juvenile specimens, is limited. The object of this essay is to explore the effect of terrain in two archaeological samples, Indian Knoll (Green River, Kentucky) and Later Stone Age South Africans (Cape Fold Mountains, South Africa). These are both considered highly active populations, who inhabited vastly different geographical areas. To study skeletal expression, the femoral neck-shaft angle was chosen for study, due to its importance in clinical literature – cited as being highly developmentally plastic, and bioarchaeologists such as Erik Trinkaus have found changes in its expression that correspond to behavioural patterns. While no effect of terrain was observed in this study, future research with juveniles, the femoral neck-shaft angle, and the 3D method created for this project can benefit bioarchaeology and wider understandings of juvenile skeletal expression and attendant terrain-based effects.en_US
dc.description.reviewstatusRevieweden_US
dc.description.scholarlevelUndergraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/9433
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectterrainen_US
dc.subjectbiomechanicsen_US
dc.subjectjuvenilesen_US
dc.subjectbony responseen_US
dc.subjectplasticityen_US
dc.subjectenvironmenten_US
dc.subjectevolutionary constrainten_US
dc.subjectfemoral neck-shaft angleen_US
dc.subject3D methodsen_US
dc.titleExploring Development in Relation to Terrain: 3D Skeletal Analysis of the Femoral Neck-Shaft Angleen_US
dc.typeHonours thesisen_US

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