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Keywords:

  • activity patterns;
  • enthesophytes;
  • muscle development;
  • sexual dimorphism

Abstract

A study was undertaken of musculoskeletal stress markers in the human remains of several ancient populations of the Iberian Peninsula. Frequencies by age group, sex, and side were recorded and compared among the different populations. Results of the study coincide with the available historical and archeological data. The differences observed among these populations are probably due to ecological and socio-cultural factors. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.