Reconstructing Physical Activity In The Past Using Hand Bone Entheses
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Fotios holds a Postdoc position in Paleoanthropology at the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen.

                       

Reconstructing Physical Activity In The Past Using Hand Bone Entheses

The effect of habitual physical activity on the human body is a fundamental research topic in bioarchaeology as well as human evolutionary studies. The hand, in particular, is of special interest, as it comprises a primary source of human interaction with the environment. Methodologically, the reconstruction of physical activities in the past relies on the evaluation of markers of occupational stress on human skeletal remains. One of these traits are the areas of the bones where muscles attach, the entheses,...

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