Adam J. Kuperavage

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Liang Bua 1 (LB1) exhibits marked craniofacial and postcranial asymmetries and other indicators of abnormal growth and development. Anomalies aside, 140 cranial features place LB1 within modern human ranges of variation, resembling Australomelanesian populations. Mandibular and dental features of LB1 and LB6/1 either show no substantial deviation from(More)
Late Miocene fossils from the Lukeino Formation in Kenya's Tugen Hills are assigned to Orrorin tugenensis. Of 20 fossils recovered there to date, 3 are proximal femurs. One of these, BAR 1002'00, preserves an intact head connected to the proximal shaft by an elongated neck. Although this fossil is comparable in size to Pan troglodytes, computerized(More)
Many studies have examined human segmental inertial parameters, but these studies have focused more on male rather than female data. The purpose of this study was to determine the lower limb segmental inertial parameters for a large sample (n>1500) of both males and females. The participants in this study were those measured as part of a survey of the(More)
The cortical bone distributions in the femoral necks of apes and humans differ as a result of different loading environments caused by the realignment of the hip abductor apparatus. Femoral neck cortical bone in extant humans is very thin superiorly and thicker inferiorly, while the cortical bone in apes tends to be more uniformly thick. The unique internal(More)
The LB1 skeleton is the most complete individual in a collection of small, incomplete skeletons that were recovered from Flores, an island of 14,200 km that is located east of the Wallace Line in Indonesia. Originally limited morphological characterizations [1] were supplemented [2] by details of additional postcranial remains. These included description of(More)
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