Subsistence practices and human sexual dimorphism of stature

Journal of Human Evolution Vol/Iss. 11 Published In Pages: 575-580
By Wolfe, Linda D., Gray, J. Patrick


Agricultural societies should exhibit a lower degree of sexual dimorphism than non-agricultural societies (576).


Societies characterized by a low dependence on agriculture were also contrasted with societies with a high degree of dependence on agriculture. No significant difference in sexual dimorphism was found.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mann-Whitney U-TestNot SupportedNot SignificantUNKNOWNOne-tailed


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Degree Of Dependence On AgricultureIndependentTillage
Sexual Dimorphism, StatureDependentAnthropometry