Sex estimation using the second cervical vertebra: a morphometric analysis in a documented Portuguese skeletal sample

@article{Gama2014SexEU,
  title={Sex estimation using the second cervical vertebra: a morphometric analysis in a documented Portuguese skeletal sample},
  author={I Gusti Made Gama and David Navega and Eugenia Cunha},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={129},
  pages={365-372}
}
Biological sex estimation is one of the main parameters required in the construction of a biological profile of an unknown deceased person. In corpses in an advanced state of decomposition, skeletonized or severely mutilated, bone analysis may provide the only way to access biological sex. Although the hip bones are the most dimorphic and useful bones for sex estimation, they are often badly preserved and/or fragmented or may not even be present in some cases. For that reason, it is necessary… CONTINUE READING
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