Chapter 7. Morphometrics and Biological Anthropology in the Postgenomic Age

  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.5 and
  2. Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.6
  1. Dr. Benedikt Hallgrímsson Ph.D.1,
  2. Miriam Leah Zelditch Ph.D.2,
  3. Trish E. Parsons BSc1,
  4. Erika Kristensen B.Sc., M.Sc.3,
  5. Dr. Nathan M. Young Ph.D.4 and
  6. Steven K. Boyd Ph.D3

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch7

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

How to Cite

Hallgrímsson, B., Zelditch, M. L., Parsons, T. E., Kristensen, E., Young, N. M. and Boyd, S. K. (2008) Morphometrics and Biological Anthropology in the Postgenomic Age, in Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (eds M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 6

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. 2

    Museum of Palentology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  4. 4

    School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793724

Online ISBN: 9780470245842

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Keywords:

  • biological anthropology;
  • patterns of morphological variation;
  • skeletal samples

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Data Types and Landmarks

  • Size and Shape

  • Analyzing Shape

  • Comparing Mean Shapes

  • Localizing Differences

  • Allometry

  • Covariance Structure and Magnitude

  • Comparing Shape Variance

  • Fluctuating Asymmetry

  • High-Throughput Analysis

  • Conclusion

  • References

  • Appendix A: R Code for Determining and Resampling the Variance of Eigenvalues (Written by Nathan Young)

  • Appendix B: Glossary and Key to Acronyms in this Chapter