Strength and robusticity of the Neandertal tibia

Bibliographic Collection: 
MOCA Reference, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Lovejoy, C. Owen; Trinkaus, Erik
Year of Publication: 1980
Journal: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume: 53
Pagination: 465–470
Publication Language: eng
ISSN: 1096-8644
Keywords: Bone strength, Diaphysis, Neandertal, Tibia

Three Neandertal tibias are naturally broken at or near midshaft allowing calculation of geometrical and mechanical parameters. Comparisons are made with a sample of 15 modern human tibias using identical methods. Relative torsional and bending strengths of the Neandertal specimens were twice those of the comparative sample. Basic morphometrics of the Neandertal tibia are also included.

DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.1330530402
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