Role of morpho metrical data of sacrum in determination of sex

Authors:Vasantha Maddikunta, Ravinder M
Int J Biol Med Res. 2014; 5(1): 3785-3792  |  PDF File

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Assessment of sex of the bone comes under the Canopy of Forensic Anthropology, which has itís main roots in ANATOMY. Hence sound knowledge of anatomy particularly morpho metric data is essential for identification of sex ,race and region. Bones of pelvic girdle play key role for determination of sex. In addition to hip bones , sacrum also has itís own importance in determination of sex. Hence in this study we have taken various parameters ( maximum length of sacrum, maximum breadth of sacrum, transverse diameter of S1, max length of auricular surface, max length of ala of sacrum) and different indices ( sacral index, auricular index, alar index). From the above parameters and indices we have extracted demarcating points for each, which have statistical significant role in determining the male and female sex , which were discussed in detail in this publication.