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Variation in Limb Proportions Between Jomon Foragers and Yayoi Agriculturalists from Prehistoric Japan
 

Summary: Variation in Limb Proportions Between Jomon Foragers
and Yayoi Agriculturalists from Prehistoric Japan
Daniel H. Temple,1
* Benjamin M. Auerbach,2
Masato Nakatsukasa,3
Paul W. Sciulli,1
and Clark Spencer Larsen1
1
Department of Anthropology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1364
2
Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901-4502
3
Laboratory of Physical Anthropology, Department of Zoology, Graduate School of Science,
University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
KEY WORDS ecogeography; canalization; phenotypic plasticity; Allen's rule; migration
ABSTRACT Variation in limb proportions between
prehistoric Jomon and Yayoi people of Japan are explored
by this study. Jomon people were the descendents of Pleis-
tocene nomads who migrated to the Japanese Islands
around 30,000 yBP. Phenotypic and genotypic evidence

  

Source: Auerbach, Benjamin M. - Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine