4. Assignment of Sex

  1. Linda L. Klepinger

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470007729.ch4

Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology

Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Klepinger, L. L. (2006) Assignment of Sex, in Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470007729.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 31 MAY 2006

Book Series:

  1. Foundations of Human Biology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Matt Cartmill and
  2. Kaye Brown

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471210061

Online ISBN: 9780470007723



  • sex assignment and sexual dimorphism;
  • sex attribution from skeletons of children;
  • figuring error rate


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Criteria for Sex Attribution in the Adult Skeleton

  • Attribution of Sex from the Skeletons of Children

  • Figuring the Error Rate