All posts tagged with femur

A quick start to the skeleton

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In this course, you will be working extensively with skeletal anatomy. The skeleton provides the primary evidence about our evolutionary history. Skeletal ev...

Predicting stature from bone measurements

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Anthropologists have collected data from many populations in the world, showing the relationship between the parts of the skeleton and body size and stature....

Laboratory: Feet

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The stations in this lab will introduce one of the best-known species of fossil hominins, evidence of bipedal locomotion early in our evolution, some basic a...

Femur

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The femur is the bone of the upper leg. The proximal end of the femur connects to the hip joint. It is marked by a spherical ball, called the femoral head, t...

Meet Australopithecus robustus

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The region just north of Johannesburg, South Africa, is a formation of ancient limestone in which groundwater has formed numerous caves and sinkholes. Some o...