Estimating stature in South African populations using various measures of the sacrum.

  title={Estimating stature in South African populations using various measures of the sacrum.},
  author={Melissa Pininski and Desir{\'e} M Brits},
  journal={Forensic science international},
The accurate estimation of stature can meaningfully contribute to the positive identification of skeletal remains of unknown individuals. Regression equations are most commonly used to estimate stature and have been derived from numerous bones. Little is however known about stature estimation from the sacrum and therefore the aim of the current study was to evaluate whether it is possible to estimate stature from various sacral measurements in South African populations. A total of 210 sacra… CONTINUE READING

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