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Keywords: Hominidae
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (2): jeb212365.
Published: 23 January 2020
... as a weapon. Aggression Human evolution Fist Hominidae Male–male competition Muscle performance Primates In many species, male mating opportunity is determined by fighting ability and performance in male–male contests ( Andersson, 1994 ; Darwin, 1871 ). This has led to the evolution...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (20): 3215–3221.
Published: 01 October 2015
... bones during striking support the hypothesis that a clenched fist substantially reduces strain in the bones of the hand and therefore reduces the risk of fracture. Male–male competition Sexual selection Fighting Great ape Hominidae Fist The human hand presents a biomechanical paradox...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (2): 236–244.
Published: 15 January 2013
... proportions of hominin hands reflect, in part, sexual selection to improve fighting performance. * Author for correspondence ( carrier@biology.utah.edu ) 6 6 2012 24 9 2012 © 2013. 2013 male–male competition fighting great ape Hominidae The shape of our hand...