8. Variability in Long Bone Growth Patterns and Limb Proportions within and Amongst Mesolithic and Neolithic Populations from Southeast Europe

  1. Ron Pinhasi3 and
  2. Jay T. Stock4
  1. Ron Pinhasi3,
  2. S. Stefanović1,
  3. Anastasia Papathanasiou2 and
  4. Jay T. Stock4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670170.ch8

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

Human Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture

How to Cite

Pinhasi, R., Stefanović, S., Papathanasiou, A. and Stock, J. T. (2011) Variability in Long Bone Growth Patterns and Limb Proportions within and Amongst Mesolithic and Neolithic Populations from Southeast Europe, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Archaeology, University of Belgrade, Cika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Serbia

  2. 2

    Ephorate of Paleoanthropology and Speleology, Greek Ministry of Culture, 11636 Athens, Greece

  3. 3

    Department of Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

  4. 4

    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:

  • Mesolithic and Neolithic populations from Southeast Europe - long bone growth pattern and limb proportion variability;
  • anthropological interest in growth patterns in archaeological samples - Johnston's study of Indian Knoll Native American population;
  • interpopulation comparisons, growth trajectories of long bones - archaeological ‘populations’;
  • bioarchaeological growth studies - skeletal samples from recent past, of Native American populations;
  • frequencies of individuals - per dental age cohort for four studied sites;
  • metric data, and diaphyseal length dimensions - of femur, tibia, humerus, ulna and radius;
  • inter-population growth patterns - of humerus diaphyseal dimensions, different from pattern observed for femur;
  • greater variations between samples - in femoral than humeral dimensions;
  • Mann-Whitney nonparametric analysis - Danube Gorges Mesolithic and Neolithic neonates and infants, no limb dimension differences

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Materials

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • References