Comparative morphometric study of the australopithecine vertebral series Stw-H8/H41.

@article{Sanders1998ComparativeMS,
  title={Comparative morphometric study of the australopithecine vertebral series Stw-H8/H41.},
  author={William J. Sanders},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          249-302
        }
}
  • W. J. Sanders
  • Published 1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
Lower spinal structure correlates well with positional behavior among mammals. Nonetheless, the functional morphology of the axial post-crania of australopithecines has received less attention than their appendicular skeletons. This paper presents a detailed description and comparative morphometric analysis of the australopithecine thoracolumbar vertebral series Stw-H8/H41, and examines spinal mechanics in early hominids. Stw-H8/H41 is an important specimen, as the australopithecine vertebral… Expand
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