Experimental Approaches to Musculoskeletal Function in Primates

Matthew J. Ravosa, Kimberly A. Congdon, Rachel A. Menegaz

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Abstract

In-vivo methods have become prominent in the study of primate feeding and locomotor behaviors. Analyses of the skull and postcranium have often incorporated a number of similar experimental approaches, including bone strain, electromyography, kinematics, and kinetics. This chapter reviews these major approaches and themes in primate in-vivo analyses, tabulates representative lists of studies, and concludes with a brief summary of new avenues of paleoanthropological research. It emphasizes that an in-vivo, integrative perspective will always benefit from the use and development of new experimental techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Paleoanthropology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd.
Pages55-74
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781444331165
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Bone strain
  • Electromyography
  • Kinetics
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Primate in-vivo analyses

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