Functional significance of cortical bone distribution in anthropoid mandibles: an in vitro assessment of bone strain under combined loads.

@article{Daegling2003FunctionalSO,
  title={Functional significance of cortical bone distribution in anthropoid mandibles: an in vitro assessment of bone strain under combined loads.},
  author={David J. Daegling and Jennifer L Hotzman},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2003},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={38-50}
}
Local variation in cortical bone thickness in the postcanine mandibular corpus appears to be stereotypical among anthropoids. Specifically, at sections under the molars, lingually situated cortical bone is typically thinner than that along the lateral aspect. This pattern applies despite phylogenetic, dietary, and allometric differences among the anthropoids sampled to date. Demes et al. (Food Acquisition and Processing in Primates [1984] New York: Plenum Press, p. 369-390) employed a… CONTINUE READING