Title

Age and Sex Estimation of an Unidentified Human

Date

5-30-2013 9:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Criminal Justice Posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This project seeks to add to the profile of a currently unidentified individual and demonstrate techniques for assessing the sex and age of human remains. An inventory of the remains was conducted, accounting for skeletal condition and presence or absence of bones. Using previously accepted standard methods, the sex and the age will be assessed using metric characteristics: sternal length and long bone circumference, and non-metric characteristics: morphology of the sciatic notch and preauricular sulcus. A previous study of these remains used epiphyseal unions to narrow the age range to between twenty to twenty-five years (Lewis 2012).

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

Age and Sex Estimation of an Unidentified Human

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This project seeks to add to the profile of a currently unidentified individual and demonstrate techniques for assessing the sex and age of human remains. An inventory of the remains was conducted, accounting for skeletal condition and presence or absence of bones. Using previously accepted standard methods, the sex and the age will be assessed using metric characteristics: sternal length and long bone circumference, and non-metric characteristics: morphology of the sciatic notch and preauricular sulcus. A previous study of these remains used epiphyseal unions to narrow the age range to between twenty to twenty-five years (Lewis 2012).