Journal Published Online: 01 September 1996
Volume 41, Issue 5

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



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.

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Kalmey, JK
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Rathbun, TA
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14013J