All posts tagged with stature

Link: Selection for tall Dutch men

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Carl Zimmer comments on a new paper that shows that the exceptionally tall average stature of today’s Netherlands population has been augmented by natural se...

Stature estimates for Sima de los Huesos

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Jos-Miguel Carretero and colleagues Carretero:stature:2012 report on the lengths of long bones from Sima de los Huesos, Spain. I’ve long been hoping this res...

Steampunk genetics

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An article in European Journal of Human Genetics that came out a couple of years ago has always impressed me, and I just noticed that it has gone to open acc...

Statures of fossil Homo

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Homo erectus and Neandertals were more or less human-sized. That may not be saying much, since we are so variable in stature ourselves.

Statures of fossil Homo

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Homo erectus and Neandertals were more or less human-sized. That may not be saying much, since we are so variable in stature ourselves.

The normal distribution and anthropometrics

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Organisms within a population are variable; they are not all the same. When you measure a lot of organisms, you begin to notice that you can predict some thi...

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....

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....

Measuring stature and proportions

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At this station, you’ll be taking some measurements of your body. This is a graded exercise, but we expect that you’ll have no problem getting all the points...

Polygenic traits and directional selection

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This has been an eventful week for those of us who study the dynamics of recent selection in humans. The most significant event was the publication of a pape...

The shrinking youth

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Yesterday the Journal of Human Evolution released a new paper by Rhonda Graves and colleagues, titled, “Just how strapping was KNMWT 15000?” The paper challe...

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 changing height of Homo erectus

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Gretchen picked up a partial set of Time-Life volumes, from 1973, part of the series “The Emergence of Man”. She found them at a garage sale. There’s a lot o...