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Maturational sequence of growth in transverse dimensions of head, face and trunk among male Jats of North India

Surinder Nath
Anthropologischer Anzeiger
Jahrg. 43, H. 1 (März 1985), pp. 37-40
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29539589
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Maturational sequence of growth in transverse dimensions of head, face and trunk among male Jats of North India
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Abstract

The maturational sequence of growth in the transverse measures of head, face and trunk has been studied on a sample of 500 male Jats of North India, measured cross-sectionally, ranging in age from 10.0 to 19.0 years. This clearly reveals the existence of both cephalo-caudal and caudo-cephalic directions of maturation. The existence of multiple gradients is also observed at different age levels within the head and face measures and also between the cephalo-facial and trunk breadths. Growth has not ceased among Jats of North India by age 19, and a slight increase in the breadths of head, face and trunk is expeced beyond 19 years. In einer Querschnittstudie wurde der Reifungsablauf transversaler Maße von Kopf, Gesicht und Rumpf an einer Stichprobe von 500 männlichen Jats (Nord-Indien) im Alter zwischen 10 und 19 Jahren untersucht. Die Ergebnisse lassen deutlich die Existenz sowohl von cephalo-caudalen als auch von caudal-cephalen Richtungen im Reifungsablauf erkennen. Weiterhin konnten multiple Gradienten beobachtet werden, die innerhalb der Kopf- und Gesichtsmaße sowie der cephalo-facialen und Rumpfbreiten in den verschiedenen Altersstufen vorliegen. Das Wachstum bei den nordindischen Jats ist im Alter von 19 Jahren noch nicht abgeschlossen, so daß bezüglich der Breitenmaße von Kopf, Gesicht und Rumpf gewisse Veränderungen über dieses Alter hinaus zu erwarten sind.

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