Volume 33, Issue 3 (May 1988)

    Sexing North American Eskimo and Indian Innominate Bones with the Acetabulum/Pubis Index

    (Received 18 June 1987; accepted 6 August 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The acetabulum/pubis index was tested on American Eskimo and Indian samples of innominate bones to which sex had been assigned by visual inspection. The index alone sexed 91 and 89% of the Eskimo and Indian samples, respectively. Subsequent sorting of misclassified specimens with femur head diameter resulted in 96 and 99% rates of classification. The index and a measurement of ischial height were used in a discriminant function model which correctly identified the sex of 93% of the Eskimo and 92% of the Indian bones. Using femur head diameter to sort those specimens which were misclassified by their discriminant function score yielded classification rates of 96 and 98%. These results are compared to a range of 92 to 100% obtained with the index in earlier studies of American black and white pelvic bone samples.


    Author Information:

    Schulter-Ellis, FP
    Associate professor of anatomy (retired), University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD

    Hayek, L-AC
    Chief mathematics statistician, Mathematics and Statistics, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS12477J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12477J

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    Title Sexing North American Eskimo and Indian Innominate Bones with the Acetabulum/Pubis Index
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