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A new multivariate method for determining sex of immature human remains using the maxillary first molar

Aris, Christopher, Nystrom, Pia, Craig-Atkins, Elizabeth (2018) A new multivariate method for determining sex of immature human remains using the maxillary first molar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 167 (3). pp. 672-683. ISSN 0002-9483. (doi:10.1002/ajpa.23695)

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Abstract

Objectives: This study investigated the use of sexually dimorphic metrics of the first permanent

populations.

Methods: Ten M1 dimensions were measured in 91 adults (19–55 years) and 58 immatures (5–-

of morphologically-assigned sex (Black Gate). Preliminary statistical analysis was undertaken to

predict sex from dental metrics.

Results: Both cross-validated linear discriminant analysis and binary logistic regression predicted

functions extracted from the Spitalfields data were used to assign sex to Black Gate adults, consistency

Black Gate resulted in only a 4.8% increase in maximum accuracy but reduced bias. The immature

commonly preserved in archaeological and forensic contexts. It successfully assigns biological

or metric method. We suggest that accurate cross-population functions based on

from populations of documented sex can be used to assign sex to other archaeological and

forensic remains.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ajpa.23695
Uncontrolled keywords: dental metrics, juvenile, permanent dentition, sex assessment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: C.J.D. Aris
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 10:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2019 23:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69754 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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