Zev Porat

Friday, April 28, 2017

Written in Bone - Male or Female? Science... for the WIN!

A skeleton's overall size and sturdiness give some clues. Within the same population, males tend to have larger, more robust bones and joint surfaces, and more bone development at muscle attachment sites. However, the pelvis is the best sex-related skeletal indicator, because of distinct features adapted for childbearing. The skull 

also has features that can indicate sex, though slightly less reliably.


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