Determination of age from the sternal rib in white females: a test of the phase method.

@article{Ican1986DeterminationOA,
  title={Determination of age from the sternal rib in white females: a test of the phase method.},
  author={Mehmet Yaşar Işcan and Susan R Loth},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={1986},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={990-9}
}
Sex differences in both the rate and pattern of aging in the sternal extremity of the rib necessitated the development of separate standards of age determination for males and females. A test of the male phase technique has already demonstrated its reliability and soundness. The present study was carried out to evaluate the female phase standards. A sample of 10 test ribs including 2 control specimens, was judged by 28 volunteers representing several levels of education and experience in the… CONTINUE READING

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