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INTRODUCTION TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

    • CATCH UP GROWTH
    • Growth in man is very carefully regulated process
    • Children are meant to achieve a certain height determined in large part by genetic factors
    • If growth is interrupted by acute malnutrition/illness and this is then corrected then child catches up his/her original growth
    • This increased velocity of growth following correction of adverse circumstances is termed catch up growth
  • IT IS MEASUREMENT OF SKULLS FOUND AMONG HUMAN SKELETAL REMAINS
  • ADVANTAGES
  • PRECISE MEASUREMENTS CAN BE MADE ON DRY SKULLS
  • DISADVANTAGE
  • BYNECESSITY ALL GROWH DATA MUST BE CROSSSECTIONAL

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