Sexing skulls using discriminant function analysis of visually assessed traits.

  title={Sexing skulls using discriminant function analysis of visually assessed traits.},
  author={Phillip L. Walker},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={136 1},
The accuracy of sex determinations based on visual assessments of the mental eminence, orbital margin, glabellar area, nuchal area, and mastoid process was tested on a series of 304 skulls of known age and sex from people of European American, African American, and English ancestry as well as on an ancient Native American sample of 156 individuals whose sex could be reliably determined based on pelvic morphology. Ordinal scores of these sexually dimorphic traits were used to compute sex… CONTINUE READING
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