International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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'Kaczmarek M, 1995: Variation in Patterns of Human Growth and Development: Its Sources and Causes. Anthropologie (Brno) 33, 1-2: 107-124'.
The main purpose of this article is to provide a descriptive characterisation of human growth patterns in an holistic manner. Employing an evolutionary and ecological perspective, the uniqueness and similarities of growth and development between Homo sapiens and other primate species have been pointed out. These characteristics serve as a background for a detailed analysis and interpretation of all sources of variation in human growth patterns. The intrinsic and extrinsic factors that cause, control and regulate individual development have been integrated into a theoretical model and estimated numerically with appropriate mathematical approaches. Empirical data used for the statistical elaboration is derived from the Poznan Growth Study carried out longitudinally since 1985. The data consists a sample of children born in 1980 and examined anthropometrically in semi-annual intervals. The sample consists of 284 boys and 270 girls.
Primates - Causal factors controlling growth - Mathematical handling of growth pattern - Variation in human growth patterns

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