Weight of skeleton

Range 2,302 to 5,642 Grams
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Schultz AH. The relative weights of the skeletal parts in adult primates. Am J Phys Anthropol. 1962 Mar20: 1-10. p.2 table 1PubMed ID13909500
Comments The weight of the bones of adult man is highly variable and can differ significantly according to race, sex and age, besides being greatly influenced by post mortem changes. According to Emsley, Nature's building blocks, 2011 p.7 3rd paragraph, the skeleton of the average person amounts to 9kg.
Entered by Uri M
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