Journal of Human Evolution 115 (2018) 1e7 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Journal of Human Evolution journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jhevol Introduction to special issue: Body mass estimation d Methodological issues and fossil applications a, * b Christopher B. Ruff , Markku Niskanen Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Department of Archeology, University of Oulu, Oulu 90014, Finland art i cle i nfo “ideal” or healthy young adult value might be more appropriate, Article history: Received 15 September 2017 e.g., for cross-species comparisons. The two issues may be inter- Accepted 23 September 2017 twined, however, as forensic (autopsy) samples have often been Available online 22 November 2017 used as reference samples in human paleontological research. Several of the studies in this special issue investigate the effects of variation in body composition and body mass relative to other variables (such as stature) in developing and applying estimation formulae, in both living and autopsy samples, with implications 1. Introduction for their use in earlier specimens. Age-related variation in the relationship between body mass and skeletal dimensions is The signiﬁcance of body mass d as a biological parameter itself, another
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Published: Feb 1, 2018
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