Long bone length and stature in the Western European Mesolithic. I. Methodological problems and solutions

T. S. Constandse-Westermann*, M. L. Blok, R. R. Newell

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    Stature estimations have been made from a sample of long bones from Western European Mesolithic skeletons. A systematic difference is observed between the stature estimations from the distal parts of the extremities and those from the proximal parts. In this paper this methodological problem is discussed and a solution for this specific sample is proposed. In a second article, to be published at a later date, the proposed method is used to analyse the chronological and geographical variability of stature in the Western European Mesolithic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)399-410
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Human Evolution
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1985

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