Volume 45, Issue 2 (March 2000)

    Sex Variation in the Second Cervical Vertebra

    (Received 22 February 1999; accepted 27 May 1999)


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    The second cervical vertebra can be used to estimate sex with 83% accuracy in unidentified human skeletal remains. Reported here are the necessary statistics, based on 8 dimensions taken from 400 second cervical vertebrae, for the computation of customized discriminant functions. Discriminant function equations developed using variables selected in a stepwise procedure are also presented here as an example of the usefulness of this bone in estimating sex.

    Author Information:

    Wescott, DJ
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    Stock #: JFS14707J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14707J

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    Title Sex Variation in the Second Cervical Vertebra
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30