Calcaneal measurement in estimation of stature of South African blacks.

@article{Bidmos2005CalcanealMI,
  title={Calcaneal measurement in estimation of stature of South African blacks.},
  author={Mubarak Ariyo Bidmos and Samuel A Asala},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2005},
  volume={126 3},
  pages={335-42}
}
Stature (height) is an important factor in establishing the identity of a person in the living as well as in the skeletonized state. When stature is estimated from the bones of the limbs, regression equations, which estimate the ratios of the lengths of bones to the height of the individual, are generated. The majority of bones that were used previously were the long bones. The calcaneus was used for estimating stature only in American whites and blacks (Holland [1995] Am. J. Phys. Anthropol… CONTINUE READING