Global human mandibular variation reflects differences in agricultural and hunter-gatherer subsistence strategies

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Vol/Iss. 108(49) National Academy of Sciences Washington, D.C Published In Pages: 19546-19551
By von Cramon-Taubadel, Noreen


The global pattern of mandibular morphology variation will be associated with dichotomized (hunter/gatherer vs. agricultural/pastoralist) subsistence type (19546).


Correlation remains strong after Bonferroni correction and when controlling for genetics, geography, and climate (19547).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Mantel-Haenszel Chi-SquareSupportedp < 0.05r = 0.31UNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Subsistence ActivityIndependentDiet
Mandibular Morphology VariationDependentAnthropometry