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    I am a physical anthropologist with an interest in biomechanics, and with
    a problem that perhaps some of you out there may be able to help me with. My
    research focuses on reconstructing behavior from human skeletal remains from
    archaeological contexts. I look at two things: muscle markings on bone and
    the pattern of osteoarthritic changes on joint surfaces. My problem: I have
    not been able to find many examples in biomechanical, biomedical, or anatomical
    publications that illustrate areas of joint surface contact during specific
    types of movement. The most work done seems to be on contact points in the
    knee joint during flexion/ extension.
    If I know more about joint contact areas, I will be able to reconstruct
    movement from dry bone in much more detail than is currently possible. If any
    of you have ideas, information, or references for me on this subject, I would
    greatly appreciate the help.

    Bethel Nagy asbln@asuacad
    Dept. Anthropology, Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ 85287