Metacarpophalangeal pattern profiles in Venezuelan and northern Caucasoid samples compared.

@article{AriasCazorla1987MetacarpophalangealPP,
  title={Metacarpophalangeal pattern profiles in Venezuelan and northern Caucasoid samples compared.},
  author={S Arias-Cazorla and A. Rodriguez-Larralde},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={1987},
  volume={73 1},
  pages={71-80}
}
Comparison of hand long-bone lengths and variances in published measurements of North American Caucasoid, Venezuelan, and English individuals, and of their metacarpophalangeal pattern profiles (MPP), revealed systematic differences between samples from infancy through adulthood. The variances of Venezuelan males tend to be larger than those of Americans, especially under 9 years of age. The same trend was observed for females, but to a lesser degree. The English sample showed variance similar… CONTINUE READING