Les marqueurs osseux d'activités physiques : une étude des restes humains du cimetière St. Matthew à Québec (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles)

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Les marqueurs osseux d'activités physiques : une étude des restes humains du cimetière St. Matthew à Québec (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles)
Abstract
Recent bioarchaeological research managed to reconstruct physical activities of certain individuals on the basis of traces left on their skeleton. The integration of two indicators gives a good picture of the physical stress applied on the tissues. By integrating bone structural adaptation and muscular modification, one can determine the level of physical stress and establish the dominant limb implied in certain specialized tasks. The author selected eighteen mature men out of the skeletal collection from the St. Matthew Protestant Cemetery in Quebec city. He recorded twelve muscular and tendinous insertions on a four point scale and measured medio-lateral and antero-posterior diameters to produce four activity-related markers on the upper and lower limbs. He argues that variations between the group suggests different models of physical behavior, which can be related to broad social categories of workers.
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Master's Thesis
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Université Laval
Place
Québec
Date
2006
Language
fr
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Perron, Jean-Sébastien. “Les marqueurs osseux d’activités physiques : une étude des restes humains du cimetière St. Matthew à Québec (XVIIIe et XIXe siècles).” Master’s Thesis, Université Laval, 2006. http://theses.ulaval.ca/archimede/fichiers/23757/23757.html.
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