Just wanted to announce that we have published a new scientific article: Curate et al. 2016: “A method for sex estimation using the proximal femur” on Forensic Science International. Again this is a collaborative work with some members from the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology.
Some highlights from the article:
- Models to estimate sex in incomplete and fragmentary human skeletal remains.
- Simple and straightforward measurements in the proximal portion of the femur.
- Femoral neck axis length and femoral neck width show sexual dimorphism.
- A decision tree with both variables gives the most accurate and less biased results.
I’ve also built a simple app that allows easy implementation of the method, SeuPF. Try it!
The method for sex estimation only needs two simple femoral measurements to work.
Besides, on a brief note, I’d also like to bring attention to CIAS - Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde (Research Centre of Anthropology and Health) and its new face, cleaner design and web address. This was a very challenging project that I loved to be part of. Please visit it: