Multivariate Statistical Methods in Physical Anthropology: A Review of Recent Advances and Current Developments

Multivariate Statistical Methods in Physical Anthropology: A Review of Recent Advances and Current Developments

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789400963597
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/22/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
Pages: 434
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Interpretation of Metrical Variables in Multivariate Analysis.- Some Recent Advances in Multivariate Analysis Applied to Anthropometry.- Incomplete Samples from Multivariate Normal Distributions with the Same, Known Covariance Matrix.- Use of Diversity and Distance Measures in the Analysis of Qualitative Data.- Multivariate Distances and Multivariate Classification Systems Using Non-Metric Traits in Biological Studies.- Generalized Distance in Familial Studies of Anthropometrical Characters.- Generalized Distance between Different Thigh-bones and a Reference Population.- The Use of Multivariate Distances for Non-Classificatory Purposes in Anthropobiology.- Interval Estimates for Posterior Probabilities, Applications to Border Cave.- Cluster Analysis, History, Theory and Applications.- Some Aspects of Allocation and Discrimination.- Interpretation and Testing in Multivariate Statistical Approaches to Physical Anthropology: the Example of Sexual Dimorphism in the Primates.- A Report on the Heritability of Some Cranial Measurements and Non-Metric Traits.- Improving the Sensitivity, Specificity, and Appositeness of Morphometric Analyses.- Towards an Understanding of Data in Physical Anthropology.- Data Banks and Multivariate Statistics in Physical Anthropology.- Biological Evolution and History in 19th Century Portugal.- On the Determination of Hominid Affinities.- Multivariate Analysis and Cranial Diversity in Plio-Pleistocene Hominids.- From Multivariate Statistics to Natural Selection: A Reanalysis of Plio/Pleistocene Hominid Dental Material.

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