Journal Published Online: 01 March 1998
Volume 43, Issue 2

Cranial Thickness in American Females and Males



To date, numerous studies have examined the range of cranial thickness variation in modern humans. The purpose of this investigation is to present a new method that would be easier to replicate, and to examine sex and age variation in cranial thickness in a white sample. The method consists of excising four cranial segments from the frontal and parietal regions. The sample consists of 165 specimens collected at autopsy and 15 calvarial specimens.

An increase in cranial thickness with age was observed. The results suggest that cranial thickness is not sexually dimorphic outside the onset of hyperostosis frontalis interna (HFI).

Author Information

Ross, AH
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Jantz, RL
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
McCormick, WF
East Tennessee State University, Department of Forensic Pathology, Johnson City, TN
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Stock #: JFS16218J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS16218J