Table 2 Estimated total calorie values for male adults, adolescents, juveniles and infants.

From: Assessing the calorific significance of episodes of human cannibalism in the Palaeolithic

  Male adult
(18 + years)
Male adolescent
(11–18 years)
Male juvenile
(7–11 years)
Male child
(4–7 years)
Male infant
(0–4 years)
Average Weight (kg) 65.99a 50.31b 28.74b 19.85b 13.52c
% of Adult weight 100.00 76.23 43.55 30.08 20.48
Calorie value total body 143771.33d 109596.88 62612.41 32966.74 12823.02
Calorie value * estimates from Table 1 125822.25d 95914.30 41770.68 12564.62 2573.23
Calorie value skeletal muscle 32375.50d 24679.84 10748.07 3233.02 662.12
  1. aAverage value used in this study from sample (S1) – 18+ weight from bis 67 kg and thought to be comparable with the average weight from this study (65.99 kg), therefore no corrections were necessary. bValues obtained from47 based on average weights per age (4–18) on the 50th centile line. c Values obtained from46 based on average weights per age (0–4) on the 50th centile line. dCalorie values from Table 1.