The Biomechanics of Spear Throwing: An Analysis of the Effects of Anatomical Variation on Throwing Performance, with Implications for the Fossil Record

@inproceedings{Maki2013TheBO,
  title={The Biomechanics of Spear Throwing: An Analysis of the Effects of Anatomical Variation on Throwing Performance, with Implications for the Fossil Record},
  author={Julia Maki},
  year={2013}
}
  • Julia Maki
  • Published 2013
  • Geography
  • xv CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1 Research Questions and Hypotheses 3 CHAPTER 2: THROWING IN CONTEXT 8 CHAPTER 3: THROWING IN THE PALEOLITHIC 16 I. Evidence for Projectile Weaponry 17 II. Anatomical Evidence for Throwing 29 III. Evidence for Hunting 36 CHAPTER 4: BIOMECHANICS OF THROWING 41 I. Biomechanics of Throwing in Modern Humans 41 II. Relevant Anatomical Variation between Hominin Populations 47 1. Muscle Volume 47 2. Effective Mechanical Advantage 54 3. Body Proportions 61 CHAPTER 5… CONTINUE READING

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