An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy by Leslie Aiello

By Leslie Aiello

An anthropologist and an anatomist have mixed their abilities during this ebook to supply scholars and examine staff with the necessities of anatomy and the potential to use those to investigations into hominid shape and serve as. utilizing uncomplicated ideas and suitable bones, conclusions will be reached concerning the possible musculature, stance, mind dimension, age, weight, and intercourse of a specific fossil specimen. one of these deductions that are attainable are illustrated via reference again to modern apes and people, and a coherent photo of the historical past of hominid evolution looks. Written in a transparent and concise variety and wonderfully illustrated, An creation to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a simple reference for all eager about human evolution in addition to a beneficial significant other to either laboratory useful classes and new study utilizing fossil skeletons

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3 0 - 4 . 3 2 and these and more are listed below. Glabella: the most anterior point in the midsagittal plane between the superciliary arches. B r e g m a : the point at which the sagittal and coronal sutures meet. Obelion: the mid-line point on the sagittal suture between the two parietal emissary foramina. Lambda: the point at which the lambdoid and sagittal sutures meet. Opisthocranion: the mid-line point of the cranium that projects farthest posteriorly. 32 Anthropometric lateral aspect of the skull EVOLUTIONARY ANATOMY Undmarks on the Bregma Inion: the point in the mid-line of the cranium that crosses a tangent to the upper convexities of the superior nuchal lines.

When lamella bone surrounds a blood vessel that has become incorporated into new bone, the amount of bone relating to and nourished by this blood vessel is called a primary osteon. Three-dimensionally, osteons resemble cylin­ ders of bone arranged around a blood vessel. In the life history of a bone, large regions of lamella bone, woven bone and calcified cartilage, where it remains, are resorbed as erosion spaces develop. These spaces become invaded by new regions of bone growth within the older tissue.

3 2 and these and more are listed below. Glabella: the most anterior point in the midsagittal plane between the superciliary arches. B r e g m a : the point at which the sagittal and coronal sutures meet. Obelion: the mid-line point on the sagittal suture between the two parietal emissary foramina. Lambda: the point at which the lambdoid and sagittal sutures meet. Opisthocranion: the mid-line point of the cranium that projects farthest posteriorly. 32 Anthropometric lateral aspect of the skull EVOLUTIONARY ANATOMY Undmarks on the Bregma Inion: the point in the mid-line of the cranium that crosses a tangent to the upper convexities of the superior nuchal lines.

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