Is the length of the sternum reliable for estimating adult stature? A pilot study using fresh sterna and a test of two methods using dry sterna.

@article{Marinho2012IsTL,
  title={Is the length of the sternum reliable for estimating adult stature? A pilot study using fresh sterna and a test of two methods using dry sterna.},
  author={Lu{\'i}sa Marinho and Din{\'a} de Almeida and Agostinho J C Santos and Hugo F V Cardoso},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={220 1-3},
  pages={292.e1-4}
}
Stature estimation is one of the four attributes of the biological profile obtained from human skeletal remains. The length of the long bones has been consistently used to estimate stature from regression equations, but these may be useless when dealing with fresh or decomposed mutilated remains. Until recently, there was no consistent assessment of the reliability of measurements of the sternum for stature estimation. The purpose of this paper is to test previously developed regression… CONTINUE READING