A new reconstruction of Sts 14 pelvis (Australopithecus africanus) from computed tomography and three-dimensional modeling techniques.
How did the australopithecines walk? A biomechanical study of the hip and thigh of Australopithecus afarensis
- C. Bergé
- Geography, Biology
- 1 April 1994
The results clearly indicate that australopithecine bipedalism differs from that of humans.
Ontogenetic study of the skull in modern humans and the common chimpanzees: neotenic hypothesis reconsidered with a tridimensional Procrustes analysis.
The results show that human neoteny involves not only shape retardation (paedomorphosis), but also changes in relative growth velocity, and reveal that additional structural traits are rather situated in the other part of the skull.
Obstetrical interpretation of the Australopithecine pelvic cavity
Ontogenetic allometry, heterochrony, and interspecific differences in the skull of African apes, using tridimensional Procrustes analysis.
The use of geometric morphometrics allows us to define size and shape variations as independent factors and to calculate in percentage of shape changes and to graphically represent the parts of shape variation which are related to various biological phenomena.
Heterochronic processes in human evolution: an ontogenetic analysis of the hominid pelvis.
- C. Bergé
- Medicine, BiologyAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology
- 1 April 1998
The results lend credence to the hypothesis that no single heterochronic process accounts for all human evolutionary change; rather this reflects a combination of relative changes in growth rhythm and duration, including other perturbations, such as the appearance of new morphological features.
The length of the vertebral column of primates: an allometric study.
- M. Majoral, C. Bergé, A. Casinos, F. Jouffroy
- BiologyFolia primatologica; international journal of…
- 1 July 1997
Results from catarrhines are globally the closest to the expectations of elastic similarity, and no obvious direct relationship was found between the length of the vertebral column and the number of vertebrae.
Multivariate analysis of the pelvis for hominids and other extant primates: Implications for the locomotion and systematics of the different species of australopithecines
- C. Bergé
- Environmental Science, Biology
- 1 November 1984
Geometric morphometrics of the shoulder girdle in extant turtles (Chelonii)
- M. Depecker, C. Bergé, X. Penin, S. Renous
- Biology, Environmental ScienceJournal of Anatomy
- 1 January 2006
The results indicate that four shape patterns of the shoulder girdle can be distinguished and increasing size leads to allometrical shape changes that emphasize mechanical efficiency both in terrestrial and in aquatic turtles.
Effects of size and locomotor adaptations on the hominid pelvis: evaluation of australopithecine bipedality with a new multivariate method.
The pelvic morphology of A. africanus, as integrated with the articular pelvic-femoral link, appears to be biometrically equivalent to that of humans.