The Sciatic Notch/Acetabular Index as a Discriminator of Sex in European Skeletal Remains

    Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1986

    Page Count: 11


    Bruce, MF
    Postgraduate student and lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Marischal College, Scotland, Aberdeen

    MacLaughlin, SM
    Postgraduate student and lecturer, University of Aberdeen, Marischal College, Scotland, Aberdeen

    (Received 11 October 1985; accepted 27 January 1985)

    Abstract

    The sciatic notch/acetabular index and its rule of thumb application was tested on two European skeletal series of documented sex. The results showed poor consistency between documented and estimated sex. Of the two variables comprising the index, it appeared that sciatic notch width was a particularly poor discriminator of sex. It is suggested that this may be due to differences in the relationship between sciatic notch form and body size in different ethnic groups.


    Paper ID: JFS11916J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11916J

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