4. Experimental Approaches to Musculoskeletal Function in Primates
- David R. Begun
Published Online: 14 JAN 2013
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A Companion to Paleoanthropology
How to Cite
Ravosa, M. J., Congdon, K. A. and Menegaz, R. A. (2013) Experimental Approaches to Musculoskeletal Function in Primates, in A Companion to Paleoanthropology (ed D. R. Begun), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118332344.ch4
- Published Online: 14 JAN 2013
- Published Print: 25 FEB 2013
Print ISBN: 9781444331165
Online ISBN: 9781118332344
- bone strain;
- primate in-vivo analyses
In-vivo methods have become prominent in the study of primate feeding and locomotor behaviors. Analyses of the skull and postcranium have often incorporated a number of similar experimental approaches, including bone strain, electromyography, kinematics, and kinetics. This chapter reviews these major approaches and themes in primate in-vivo analyses, tabulates representative lists of studies, and concludes with a brief summary of new avenues of paleoanthropological research. It emphasizes that an in-vivo, integrative perspective will always benefit from the use and development of new experimental techniques.