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The new Coimbra method for recording entheseal changes and the effect of age-at-death

Abstract : Entheseal changes have been widely used in anthropology to study activity patterns, but there is an increasing awareness that ageing is associated with these changes. The aim of this study was to test each feature of the new Coimbra method for its variability, side asymmetry and its relationship with age. In addition to this, an overall relationship with age was tested for a larger sample. Males 16 and over from the Coimbra skeletal collection of historically identified individuals were recorded using the new method (N = 260). To reduce the impact of occupation, side variability in asymmetry and age were only tested in the labourers (N = 51). All occupation groups were included to test the overall relationship with age using a random forest test. The results show that scores lack variability for many of the features and entheses. Where there is side asymmetry this is typically in favour of higher scores in the right side,
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Charlotte Yvette Henderson, Valentina Mariotti, Frédéric Santos, Sébastien Villotte, Cynthia Wilczak. The new Coimbra method for recording entheseal changes and the effect of age-at-death. Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d'anthropologie de Paris, 2017, 29 (3-4), pp.140-149. ⟨10.1007/s13219-017-0185-x⟩. ⟨hal-02266521⟩

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