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Re: Have you found any skeletal variations in the people who live in colder climates as a adaptaion to the freezing temperatures?


From: "Chuck Smythe" <answer7@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: Have you found any skeletal variations in the people who live in colder climates as a adaptaion to the freezing temperatures?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:41:37 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 12:32 PM
Subject: Have you found any skeletal variations in the people who live in
colder climates as a adaptaion to the freezing temperatures?


>Michelle D. asks this Question:
>
>Have you found any skeletal variations in the people who live in colder
climates as a adaptaion to the freezing temperatures?
>
>I answered this question, but it came back so I will do it again.  There is
one major difference:  for Arctic peoples, the limbs are shorter and the
trunks (chest and body cavity) are larger.  This adaptation provides for
less surface area in exposed limbs and greater mass in the trunk, which
promotes conservation of body warmth (particularly in the blood stream).
>Answer:
>
>

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