International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Berge C, 1995: The Pelvic Growth in Extant and Extinct Hominids: Implications for the Evolution of Body Proportions and Body Size in Humans. Anthropologie (Brno) 33, 1-2: 47-56'.
A sample of 52 juvenile and adult hipbones of modern humans of various origins and one adult hipbone and a juvenile ilium of Australopithecus africanus (Stsl4, MLD 7) are biometrically compared with a sample of 107 juvenile and adult hipbones of African great apes. The results indicate that the pelvic growth pattern fully differentiates modern humans not only from the great apes, but also from the first hominids, who retained an ape-like pelvic growth. Heterochronic processes on the hominid post-cranium lead to a modification of body proportions (longer hindlimbs and narrower trunk) and height, which increases with delayed maturity and the growth spurt at the end of the adolescent period.
Os coxae - Ontogenetic allometry - Heterochrony - Australopithecus africanus - Homo sapiens - Pantroglodytes - Gorilla gorilla

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