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Canopy height utilisation and trauma in three species of cercopithecoid monkeys

Chapman, C. and Legge, Scott S. and Johns, Sarah E. (2007) Canopy height utilisation and trauma in three species of cercopithecoid monkeys. In: Robson Brown, K.A. and Roberts, A.M., eds. BABAO 2004: proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. British Archaeological Reports International . British Archaeological Reports Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 15-18. ISBN 978-1-4073-0035-1. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:2917)

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Trauma was studied in the long bones (femur, tibia, fibula, humerus, radius, and ulna) of primate skeletal remains based at the Powell-Cotton Museum, Birchington, Kent, UK. The specimens were from three different arboreal quadrupeds who are known to travel at overlapping but differential levels in the the tree canopy; Cercopithecus cephus, and Piliocolobus badtus. Of the 80 skeletons examined, 15 had evidence of healed fractures. The femur was found to be the most frequent type of bone broken amongst all three species, followed by the humerus, then radius. Although there was a trend toward a higher trauma frequency based on increased canopy travelling height, the differences were nott statistically different

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Trauma; fracture; canopy; primate; cercopithecoid
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Sarah Johns
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2008 15:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:41 UTC
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