Journal Published Online: 01 March 2000
Volume 45, Issue 2

Sex Variation in the Second Cervical Vertebra



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.

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Wescott, DJ
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
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Stock #: JFS14707J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14707J