Investigating population specific methods for Latin Americans : sex estimation using the calcaneus in Chilean and Mexican populations

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dc.creator Logar, Ciara Jasmine
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-02T14:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-02T14:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.other GN69.8 L64 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/28366
dc.description xii, 156 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 122-143).
dc.description.abstract Latin American populations are often grouped together as one ancestry. Therefore, this research investigated population specificity for sex estimation using the calcaneus of contemporary adult Chilean and Mexican populations. The calcaneus was chosen as it is a bone with high resistance to taphonomic change. Ten variables were measured on Chilean (64 males and 66 females) and Mexican (92 males and 63 females) calcanei. After testing the two populations, no significant differences were found between the Chilean and Mexican samples so they were combined as the ‘Combined CM’ population to develop the discriminant functions for sex estimation. Sex estimation classification accuracy rates ranged from 70.5% (univariate) to 86.3% (multivariate). The ‘Combined CM’ population was compared to other populations and, overall, showed that significant differences existed between populations. This has been attributed to stature, nutrition, psychological stress, and research design. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc GN69.8
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic anthropology -- Chile
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic anthropology -- Mexico
dc.subject.lcsh Forensic anthropology -- Methodology
dc.subject.lcsh Sex determination
dc.subject.lcsh Heel bone
dc.title Investigating population specific methods for Latin Americans : sex estimation using the calcaneus in Chilean and Mexican populations en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Anthropology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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