The adoption of nomadic pastoralism may have marked new physiological stresses to the hip for the bipedally-adapted human rider. Relatively few studies have examined differences in acetabular shape resulting from long-term equestrianism. Steppe populations of Mongolia began a nomadic pastoral lifestyle during the Late Bronze Age, which has persisted to the present day, with whole communities of men, women, and children riding horses as part of their lifeway.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Eng, Jacqueline T.; Baker, Andrew; Tang, Pingbo; Thompson, Shannon; and Gomez, Jamie M., "Morphometric Analysis of Acetabular Rim Shape Among Ancient Mongolian Pastoralists" (2013). Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA) Recipients. 3.