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

Authors: Perron, Jean-Sébastien
Advisor: Moussette, MarcelLarocque, Robert
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. Consequently, we integrated bone structural adaptation and muscular modification in order to determine the level of physical stress and to establish the dominant limb implied in certain specialized tasks. We selected eighteen mature men out of the skeletal collection from the St. Matthew protestant cemetery in Quebec city. We 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. Variations between the group suggest different models of physical behavior, which can be related to broad social categories of workers.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2006
Open Access Date: 12 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/18706
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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