The evolution of body size and shape in the human career.

  title={The evolution of body size and shape in the human career.},
  author={William L Jungers and Mark Grabowski and Kevin G Hatala and Brian G. Richmond},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={371 1698}
Body size is a fundamental biological property of organisms, and documenting body size variation in hominin evolution is an important goal of palaeoanthropology. Estimating body mass appears deceptively simple but is laden with theoretical and pragmatic assumptions about best predictors and the most appropriate reference samples. Modern human training samples with known masses are arguably the 'best' for estimating size in early bipedal hominins such as the australopiths and all members of the… CONTINUE READING

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