By Leslie Aiello
An anthropologist and an anatomist have mixed their talents during this ebook to supply scholars and study employees with the necessities of anatomy and the skill to use those to investigations into hominid shape and serve as. utilizing simple ideas and suitable bones, conclusions should be reached in regards to the possible musculature, stance, mind dimension, age, weight, and intercourse of a specific fossil specimen. this sort of deductions that are attainable are illustrated by way of reference again to modern apes and people, and a coherent photograph of the heritage of hominid evolution looks. Written in a transparent and concise sort and fantastically illustrated, An advent to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a simple reference for all fascinated with human evolution in addition to a worthy significant other to either laboratory useful periods and new learn utilizing fossil skeletons
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This small lip of bone projects between the tympanic plate and the glenoid fossa into a well-marked fissure the squamotympanic or Glaserian fissure. The tegmen tympani is not normally visible in ape crania because the sutures, which are all that demarcate it, fuse very early in juvenile specimens. More details of this region are given in Chapter 6. Another more prominent projection of the temporal bone that is however much more prominent in great ape crania than in modern human crania is the post-glenoid process.
The palatine bone Despite its name, much of the palatine bone (the vertical or perpendicular plate) is sandwiched between the medial pterygoid plate of the sphenoid bone and the posterior part of the maxilla and so takes no part in the formation of the palate at all. As a result, this part of the bone is hidden from view in an articulated cranium. 26). The greater palatine FIGURE 4-23 foramina open onto the hard palate through the horizontal plate of the palatine bone. Together, the horizontal plates form a pos terior nasal spine in the mid-line (Fig.
There are no H o w - Remodelling of bone during growth and development We noted earlier that bone differs from cartilage in that it cannot grow interstitially. 26 THE MICROANATOMY OF MUSCLE AND BONE FIGURE 3-8 Forming and resorbing periosteal bone surfaces look different. A and Β are scanning electron micrographs made from epoxy replicas of mandibles SK 64 and Sts 24 respectively. 75 mm for Sts 24 (B). Resorbing periosteal bone surfaces are characterized by scalloped Howship's lacunae and contrast with the mineralizing collagen fibre pattern of the forming or resting bone surface.
An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy by Leslie Aiello