An exploration of adult body shape and limb proportions at Kellis 2, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt.

  title={An exploration of adult body shape and limb proportions at Kellis 2, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt.},
  author={M. Bleuze and Sandra M Wheeler and T. Dupras and L. Williams and J. El Molto},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={153 3},
  • M. Bleuze, Sandra M Wheeler, +2 authors J. El Molto
  • Published 2014
  • Geography, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • Several studies have shown that the human body generally conforms to the ecogeographical expectations of Bergmann's and Allen's rules; however, recent evidence suggests that these expectations may not hold completely for some populations. [...] Key Method Body shape (i.e., body mass relative to stature) was assessed by the femur head diameter to bicondylar femur length index (FHD/BFL), and brachial and crural indices were calculated to examine intralimb proportions. Body shape in the Kellis 2 sample is not…Expand Abstract
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