The pelvis is the most accurate indicator of sex in the human skeleton. Its central role in the birth process means that the pelvis has several shape differences between females and males. Learning these features is one of the fundamental bases of forensic identification. The lower part of the pelvis, called the true pelvis , contains the birth canal in females. The top of the true pelvis is defined by the pelvic inlet.
Allometry and Sexual Dimorphism in the Human Pelvis
Population variation in skeletal sexual dimorphism
Sexual dimorphism describes the morphological, physiological, and behavioral differences between males and females of the same species. Most primates are sexually dimorphic for different biological characteristics, such as body size, canine tooth size, craniofacial structure, skeletal dimensions, pelage color and markings, and vocalization. Sexual dimorphism can manifest itself in many different forms. In male and female primates there are obvious physical difference such as body size or canine size.
Application of Purkait's triangle method on a skeletal population from southern Europe
Sex differences in human physiology are distinctions of physiological characteristics associated with either male or female humans. These can be of several types, including direct and indirect. Direct being the direct result of differences prescribed by the Y-chromosome, and indirect being a characteristic influenced indirectly e. Sexual dimorphism is a term for the phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species.
Metrics details. Human identification is of a paramount forensic concern. It includes sex determination which becomes extremely complex and tricky especially in fragmentary remains. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of ten dimensions of foramen magnum FM and occipital condyles in determination of sex among subjects females and males , their ages ranged between years.