Date of Award

8-1984

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Anthropology

Major Professor

Richard L. Jantz

Committee Members

P. S. Willey, William M. Bass

Abstract

The correlation of the a-b ridge breadth to 12 anthropometric measurements was investigated in this study. The two samples used were 165 Armenians residing in Australia and 100 American Caucasians. Results of the analysis indicated that the a-b ridge breadth is correlated to seven specific body measurements. In order of decreasing correlation, they were wrist breadth, weight, stature, bicondylar femur, upper arm circumference, biacromial diameter, and calf circumference. It was also evident that bone was the only body size component that was correlated to the a-b ridge breadth.

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