International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 347–352

Sex determination of fetal and neonate skeletons by means of discriminant analysis

  • H. Schutkowski

DOI: 10.1007/BF02443994

Cite this article as:
Schutkowski, H. Int. J. Anthropol. (1987) 2: 347. doi:10.1007/BF02443994


Facing the requirements of refined paleodemographical analyses, the access to the early ontogenetic sex ratio of skeletal populations is an important feature. Using raw data provided byFazekas & Kosa (1978) for a sample of known sex, discriminant functions are derived from hip and thigh bone dimensions that allow an almost unbiased classification of more than 70% of fetal and neonate individuals.

Key words

Immature human skeletonsSex diagnosisDiscriminant analysisPaleodemographyHip and thigh bone dimensions

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© Editrice II Sedicesimo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Schutkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Anthropologie der UniversitätGöttingenFRG