The impact of subsistence changes on humeral bilateral asymmetry in Terminal Pleistocene and Holocene Europe.

@article{Sldek2016TheIO,
  title={The impact of subsistence changes on humeral bilateral asymmetry in Terminal Pleistocene and Holocene Europe.},
  author={Vladim{\'i}r Sl{\'a}dek and Christopher B Ruff and Margit E. Berner and Brigitte M Holt and Markku Niskanen and Eli{\vs}ka Schuplerov{\'a} and Martin Hora},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={92},
  pages={37-49}
}
Analyses of upper limb bone bilateral asymmetry can shed light on manipulative behavior, sexual division of labor, and the effects of economic transitions on skeletal morphology. We compared the maximum (absolute) and directional asymmetry in humeral length, articular breadth, and cross-sectional diaphyseal geometry (CSG) in a large (n > 1200) European sample distributed among 11 archaeological periods from the Early Upper Paleolithic through the 20(th) century. Asymmetry in length and… CONTINUE READING