14. Body Size, Skeletal Biomechanics, Mobility and Habitual Activity from the Late Palaeolithic to the Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley

  1. Ron Pinhasi5 and
  2. Jay T. Stock6
  1. Jay T. Stock6,
  2. Matthew C. O'neill1,
  3. Christopher B. Ruff1,
  4. Melissa Zabecki2,
  5. Laura Shackelford3 and
  6. Jerome C. Rose4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch14

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

How to Cite

Stock, J. T., O'neill, M. C., Ruff, C. B., Zabecki, M., Shackelford, L. and Rose, J. C. (2011) Body Size, Skeletal Biomechanics, Mobility and Habitual Activity from the Late Palaeolithic to the Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley, in Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture (eds R. Pinhasi and J. T. Stock), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

  2. 6

    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1QH

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, 1830 E. Monument St., Johns Hopkins, University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, 5210 Grand Ave., P.O. Box 3649, Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 109 Davenport Hall, MC-148, 607 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Anthropology, Old Main 330, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA

  5. 6

    Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 1QH

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747308

Online ISBN: 9780470670170

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Keywords:

  • Late Palaeolithic to Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley - skeletal biomechanics, mobility and habitual activity;
  • ancient history of Nile Valley - trends in human cultural and biological adaptation;
  • biological impact of transition to agriculture in Nile Valley - key studies;
  • strength, generic term describing biomechanical characteristics of bone;
  • skeletal remains, from archaeological contexts - Nile in Egypt and Nubia, 13 000 and 1500 BC;
  • estimated stature and body mass;
  • estimated stature variation;
  • pairwise comparison, and statistical significance - pooled-sex samples of el-Badari and Hierakonpolis;
  • transition to agriculture in Nile Valley - linear enamel hypoplasia frequency, the Jebel Sahaba and el-Badari samples;
  • body size and long bone rigidity trends - hunter-gatherer, nomadic pastoralist and agricultural dynastic populations of Nile Valley

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References