5/4/2017

MORPH 2017

AARHUS UNIVERSITY

4-5 May

Moesgaard Campus

A Conference on the Archaeological Applications of Morphometrics

Credits

  • Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology, University of Coimbra

  • Paleoecology and Forensic Sciences Group of CFE, University of Coimbra

Introduction

  • Non-metric (or morphological) vs. metric
  • Rogers (1999) introduces new method for sex estimation
    • non-metric, using only the distal humerus
    • 4 traits:
      • Olecranon fossa shape
      • Angle of the medial epicondyle
      • Trochlear Extension / Symmetry
      • Trochlear Constriction
    • 74-94% overall accuracy
    • seems to be somewhat reliable in juveniles (~81% accuracy in Rogers, 2009)
  • Falys et al (2005) tested the method
    • 69-82% accuracy
  • Vance et al (2011) also tested it. Later they also did a GM version of it (Vance & Steyn, 2013)
    • 74-79% accuracy
    • GM paper: 78-91% accuracy

Trait description

Rogers (1999); Falys et al (2005).

Trait description