All posts tagged with pelvis

Dilemma of the obstetrical dilemma

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During the past few years, anthropologists have been questioning the long-held idea that human birth is uniquely risky for mothers and infants because of the...

No Australopithecus boisei from the Afar

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I was reading Scott Simpson and colleagues’ article from March 2014, “The female Homo pelvis from Gona: Response to Ruff (2010)”, in which they go through re...

Link: Biomechanical demands of hip width

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Boston University’s research office has a nice article about Kristi Lewton’s research on pelvic biomechanics: “In defense of wide hips”. The piece refers to ...

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...

The pelvis of Australopithecus

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The hominid pelvis is much shorter than ape pelves, with muscle attachments reoriented for effective walking.

The pelvis of Australopithecus

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The hominid pelvis is much shorter than ape pelves, with muscle attachments reoriented for effective walking.

Structure of the pelvis

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The pelvis is a complex made of three bones: the sacrum and the left and right os coxae, also called “innominate” bones. The sacrum forms the posterior part ...

Structure of the pelvis

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The pelvis is a complex made of three bones: the sacrum and the left and right os coxae, also called “innominate” bones. The sacrum forms the posterior part ...

Sexual dimorphism of the pelvis

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The pelvis is the most accurate indicator of sex in the human skeleton. Its central role in the birth process means that the pelvis has several shape differe...

Bipedality and the pelvis

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Humans are bipeds. The pelvis in humans has undergone radical changes in orientation and shape compared to other anthropoid primates. Many of these changes s...

Bipedality and the pelvis

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Humans are bipeds. The pelvis in humans has undergone radical changes in orientation and shape compared to other anthropoid primates. Many of these changes s...

The homoplastic apes

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Bernard Wood and Terry Harrison have published a review paper in NatureWood:Harrison:2011, arguing that the extent of anatomical convergence among Miocene ap...

Shrinking erectus

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Ann Gibbons reports on the AAPA meetings with a story about all the Homo erectus pelvis and stature papers (“Human ancestor caught in the midst of a makeover...

The Ardipithecus pelvis

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One of the grottiest, most severely crushed parts of the Ardipithecus ARA-VP-6/500 skeleton is the pelvis. The left os coxa is nearly complete but badly dist...

Mrs. Elvis, the Homo erectus pelvis

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Scott Simpson and colleagues describe their find of a 1.5-million-year old, relatively complete pelvis of early Homo from Gona Ethiopia. The paper is in Scie...