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Pachyosteosclerosis suggests archaic Homo frequently collected sessile littoral foods

Verhaegen, Marc; Munro, Stephen


Fossil skeletons of Homo erectus and related specimens typically had heavy cranial and postcranial bones, and it has been hypothesised that these represent adaptations, or are responses, to various physical activities such as endurance running, heavy exertion, and/or aggressive behavior. According to the comparative biological data, however, skeletons that show a combination of disproportionally large diameters, extremely compact bone cortex, and very narrow medullary canals are associated with...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Homo: Journal of Comparative Human Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jchb.2011.06.002


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