Variation in fibular robusticity reflects variation in mobility patterns.

@article{Marchi2011VariationIF,
  title={Variation in fibular robusticity reflects variation in mobility patterns.},
  author={Damiano Marchi and Colin N. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={
          609-16
        }
}
During hominin plantigrade locomotion, the weight-bearing function of the fibula has been considered negligible. Nevertheless, studies conducted on human samples have demonstrated that, even if less than that of the tibia, the load-bearing function of the fibula still represents a considerable portion of the entire load borne by the leg. The present study assesses whether variation in habitual lower limb loading influences fibular morphology in a predictable manner. To achieve this, both… CONTINUE READING

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