Evaluating the Accuracy of Cranial Indices in Ancestry Estimation Among South African Groups.

  title={Evaluating the Accuracy of Cranial Indices in Ancestry Estimation Among South African Groups.},
  author={Leandi Liebenberg and Kyra E Stull and Ericka N L'abb{\'e} and Deona Botha},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={60 5},
Historically, population differences were quantified using cranial indices. Even though the application of indices is associated with numerous statistical and methodological problems, the use of cranial indices to estimate ancestry persists as demonstrated by its inclusion in several recent papers and conference presentations. The purpose of this study was to classify 207 South African crania and compare the results of five standard cranial indices to linear discriminant analysis (LDA). New… CONTINUE READING


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