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Sexual Dimorphism of Human Hand Shape: Testing of Data Acquisition and Shape Analysis Techniques


KRÁLÍK Miroslav

Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Human Evolution and Population Bio-Diversity in SE-Europe
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords sexual dimorphism; hand shape; flatbed scanner; 2D:4D ratio; geometric morphometrics
Description This contribution presents preliminary results of data acquisition testing and shape analysis techniques for hand shape analysis. The result acquired from comparing various techniques, such as hand-draw tracing, commercial flatbed scanner, copy machine and digital photography will be discussed. Proposition of new geometric morphometrics approach follows.
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