Sex Determination by Discriminant Function Analysis of the Petrous Portion of the Temporal Bone

    Volume 41, Issue 5 (September 1996)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Kalmey, JK
    M.A. recipient and professor of anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    Rathbun, TA
    M.A. recipient and professor of anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

    (Received 28 July 1995; accepted 29 January 1996)

    Abstract

    Morphometric variables on the human petrous portion of the temporal bone can provide identification of sex in fragmented skeletal remains. The petrous frequently survives circumstances that cause skeletal fragmentation. Using discriminant function analysis of seven combinations of five variables, up to 74% accuracy can be obtained in determining sex from the petrous portion.


    Paper ID: JFS14013J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14013J

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    Title Sex Determination by Discriminant Function Analysis of the Petrous Portion of the Temporal Bone
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