Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology / Edition 1

Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology / Edition 1

by Dennis E. Slice
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306486970

ISBN-13: 9780306486975

Pub. Date: 04/04/2005

Publisher: Springer US

Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology provides a comprehensive sampling of the applications of modern, sophisticated methods of shape analysis in anthropology, and serves as a starting point for the exploration of these practices by students and researchers who might otherwise lack the local expertise or training to get started. This text is an important…  See more details below

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Modern Morphometrics in Physical Anthropology provides a comprehensive sampling of the applications of modern, sophisticated methods of shape analysis in anthropology, and serves as a starting point for the exploration of these practices by students and researchers who might otherwise lack the local expertise or training to get started. This text is an important anthropological resource for anyone who employs morphometrics, including ecologists, evolutionary biologists, systematists, and medical researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306486975
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
04/04/2005
Series:
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Modern morphometrics1
2After landmarks49
3Semilandmarks in three dimensions73
4An alternative approach to space curve analysis using the example of the Neanderthal occipital bun99
5Correcting for the effect of orientation in geometric morphometric studies of side-view images of human heads117
6Fourier descriptors, procrustes superimposition, and data dimensionality : an example of cranial shape analysis in modern human populations145
7Problems with landmark-based morphometrics for fractal outlines : the case of frontal sinus ontogeny167
8An invariant approach to the study of fluctuating asymmetry : developmental instability in a mouse model for Down syndrome187
9Comparison of coordinate and craniometric data for biological distance studies215
10Assessing craniofacial secular change in American blacks and whites using geometric morphometry231
11Secular trends in craniofacial asymmetry studied by geometric morphometry and generalized procrustes methods247
12The morphological integration of the hominoid skull : a partial least squares and PC analysis with implications for European Middle Pleistocene mandibular variation265
13A geometric morphometric analysis of Late Pleistocene human metacarpal 1 base shape285
14A geometric morphometric assessment of the relationship between scapular variation and locomotion in African apes299
15Functional shape variation in the Cercopithecine masticatory complex319
16A geometric morphometric assessment of the hominoid supraorbital region : affinities of the Eurasian Miocene hominoids Dryopithecus, Graecopithecus, and Sivapithecus349

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