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Fluctuating asymmetry of a foraging population: the Hadza of Tanzania.
Ann Hum Biol 2002 Sep-Oct; 29(5):495-501AH

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

We present the first data on non-facial fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in a foraging population, the Hadza of Tanzania. We compare Hadza FA with FA of college students in New Mexico.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS

We measured FA on 10 traits using digital calipers, and calculated a composite FA value for 63 Hadza between the ages of 18 and 72.

MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS

We found Hadza FA to be significantly higher than US FA. Female FA was higher than male FA among the Hadza, but not among the US sample. Hadza FA increases with age, unlike US FA. We discuss possible influences on FA across the lifespan.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. gray@fas.harvard.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12396369

Citation

Gray, P B., and F Marlowe. "Fluctuating Asymmetry of a Foraging Population: the Hadza of Tanzania." Annals of Human Biology, vol. 29, no. 5, 2002, pp. 495-501.
Gray PB, Marlowe F. Fluctuating asymmetry of a foraging population: the Hadza of Tanzania. Ann Hum Biol. 2002;29(5):495-501.
Gray, P. B., & Marlowe, F. (2002). Fluctuating asymmetry of a foraging population: the Hadza of Tanzania. Annals of Human Biology, 29(5), pp. 495-501.
Gray PB, Marlowe F. Fluctuating Asymmetry of a Foraging Population: the Hadza of Tanzania. Ann Hum Biol. 2002;29(5):495-501. PubMed PMID: 12396369.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fluctuating asymmetry of a foraging population: the Hadza of Tanzania. AU - Gray,P B, AU - Marlowe,F, PY - 2002/10/25/pubmed PY - 2003/2/1/medline PY - 2002/10/25/entrez SP - 495 EP - 501 JF - Annals of human biology JO - Ann. Hum. Biol. VL - 29 IS - 5 N2 - PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: We present the first data on non-facial fluctuating asymmetry (FA) in a foraging population, the Hadza of Tanzania. We compare Hadza FA with FA of college students in New Mexico. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We measured FA on 10 traits using digital calipers, and calculated a composite FA value for 63 Hadza between the ages of 18 and 72. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: We found Hadza FA to be significantly higher than US FA. Female FA was higher than male FA among the Hadza, but not among the US sample. Hadza FA increases with age, unlike US FA. We discuss possible influences on FA across the lifespan. SN - 0301-4460 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12396369/Fluctuating_asymmetry_of_a_foraging_population:_the_Hadza_of_Tanzania_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03014460110112060 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -