Body Size, Skeletal Biomechanics, Mobility and Habitual Activity from the Late Palaeolithic to the Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley

Jay T. Stock, Matthew C. O'neill, Christopher B. Ruff, Melissa Zabecki, Laura Shackelford, Jerome C. Rose

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHuman Bioarchaeology of the Transition to Agriculture
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780470747308
StatePublished - Jan 14 2011


  • Ancient history of Nile Valley - trends in human cultural and biological adaptation
  • Biological impact of transition to agriculture in Nile Valley - key studies
  • Body size and long bone rigidity trends - hunter-gatherer, nomadic pastoralist and agricultural dynastic populations of Nile Valley
  • Estimated stature and body mass
  • Estimated stature variation
  • Late Palaeolithic to Mid-Dynastic Nile Valley - skeletal biomechanics, mobility and habitual activity
  • Pairwise comparison, and statistical significance - pooled-sex samples of el-Badari and Hierakonpolis
  • Skeletal remains, from archaeological contexts - Nile in Egypt and Nubia, 13 000 and 1500 BC
  • Strength, generic term describing biomechanical characteristics of bone
  • Transition to agriculture in Nile Valley - linear enamel hypoplasia frequency, the Jebel Sahaba and el-Badari samples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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