Morphometrics of the hyoid bone for human sex determination from digital photographs.

@article{Kim2006MorphometricsOT,
  title={Morphometrics of the hyoid bone for human sex determination from digital photographs.},
  author={Deog-Im Kim and U-Young Lee and Dae-Kyoon Park and Yi-Suk Kim and K I Han and Kwang-Hoon Kim and Seung-Ho Han},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={979-84}
}
The identification of unknown remains is very important. When unknown remains are found, anthropologists first determine their sex and age. The sex of most skeletons is determined by their shape. In the hyoid bone, the shape is sex related, so it can be used forensically to determine the sex. This study focused on sex-based morphometry of the hyoid bone in Koreans using digital photographs. Hyoid bones from 52 males and 33 females were examined. For each subject, we took 34 measurements from… CONTINUE READING

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