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Modern morphometry: new perspectives in physical anthropology

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Modern morphometry: new perspectives in physical anthropology
Abstract

In the past one hundred years physical anthropology has recourse to more and more efficient methods, which provide several new information regarding, human evolution and biology. Apart from the molecular approach, the introduction of new computed assisted techniques gave rise to a new concept of morphometry. Computed tomography and 3D-imaging, allowed providing anatomical description of the external and inner structures exceeding the problems encountered with the traditional morphometric methods. Furthermore, the support of geometric morphometrics, allowed creating geometric models to investigate morphological variation in terms of evolution, ontogeny and variability. The integration of these new tools gave rise to the virtual anthropology and to a new image of the anthropologist in which anatomical, biological, mathematical statistical and data processing information are fused in a multidisciplinary approach.

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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: New Biotechnology - Volume 25, Issue 5, June 2009, Pages 325–330
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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