Population variation in femur subtrochanteric shape.

  title={Population variation in femur subtrochanteric shape.},
  author={Daniel J. Wescott},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={50 2},
Use of proximal femur shape to determine ancestry has appeal, but its validity is problematic because of unaddressed issues associated with skeletal plasticity, within- and between-population variation, sample selection, and interobserver error. In this paper, I inspect within- and between-group variation in proximal femur shape using five groups (American Blacks, American Whites, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Polynesians), and examine the affect of three environmental variables (subsistence… CONTINUE READING