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.
|Title of host publication||A Companion to Paleoanthropology|
|Publisher||Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 14 Jan 2013|
- Bone strain
- Primate in-vivo analyses