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Modelling Human Ontogenesis


ČUTA Martin

Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Scripta medica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords human ontogenesis; growth and development; modelling
Description Human ontogenesis consists of a biological and socio-cultural part. There is a strong belief today that the former theory of so-called “Nature versus nurture” has changed into a theory best characterized as “Nature AND nurture”.Why some individuals develop and mature faster and earlier than others, follow different auxological growth patterns, these questions can be answered using the following anthropological methods: the method of Dynamic Phenotype allows us to describe and predict the growth of an individual using quite readily available data understandable on the biological level.
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