Volume 31, Issue 4 (October 1986)
The Sciatic Notch/Acetabular Index as a Discriminator of Sex in European Skeletal Remains
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.