Metacarpal sexual determination in a Spanish population.

  title={Metacarpal sexual determination in a Spanish population.},
  author={Pedro Alberto Barrio and Gonzalo J Trancho and Jose Antonio Sanchez},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={51 5},
Anthropologists and forensic pathologist determine the sex of skeletons by analyzing quantitative and qualitative characters in the bone remains. Generally, the skull and os coxae are the elements most used, but they are not always preserved. In such cases, the investigator needs to have available other techniques based on different remains. The aim of the present work is to develop and describe discriminating functions for sex determination in a recent Spanish population using metacarpal… CONTINUE READING

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