12. Adult Sex Determination: Methods and Application

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Heather M. Garvin

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch12

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Garvin, H. M. (2012) Adult Sex Determination: Methods and Application, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. Mercyhurst College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • adult sex determination, methods and application;
  • metric sex determination;
  • cranial metrics, for sex estimation;
  • multivariate analysis, and skull changes;
  • nonmetric sex determination;
  • sex differences in pelvic, morphological differences;
  • using multiple indicators, for better results;
  • pelvis, reliable sex indicators;
  • population variation in analyses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Metric Sex Determination

  • Nonmetric Sex Determination

  • Conclusion: What to Use?

  • References