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Kvinnligt eller manligt - En studie av könsbedömningsmetodernas utveckling för humant material

Wiberg, Disa (2008)
Historical Osteology
Abstract
This study focuses on the development of methods for sexual determination of human skeletal remains, mainly between the years 1981 to 2007. By comparing an older analysis from 1983 (Persson and Persson) with my own on the same material, a difference of 40% was shown, which indicates that the methods has changed through time, and that these should not be used for newer conclusions about a population if the method is not throughoutly described.

The main cause of the difference was identified as a change in the reliability of the sexual indicators, rather than a total change of method. Any general tendencies did not show, it is however considered that the pelvic bones are able to make a better conformity between the analyses as opposed to... (More)
This study focuses on the development of methods for sexual determination of human skeletal remains, mainly between the years 1981 to 2007. By comparing an older analysis from 1983 (Persson and Persson) with my own on the same material, a difference of 40% was shown, which indicates that the methods has changed through time, and that these should not be used for newer conclusions about a population if the method is not throughoutly described.

The main cause of the difference was identified as a change in the reliability of the sexual indicators, rather than a total change of method. Any general tendencies did not show, it is however considered that the pelvic bones are able to make a better conformity between the analyses as opposed to using the cranium. (Less)
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author
Wiberg, Disa
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Humanities, Sex determination, Human osteology, Löddeköpinge, Humaniora
language
Swedish
id
1320613
date added to LUP
2008-03-18
date last changed
2009-04-20 10:48:12
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  abstract     = {This study focuses on the development of methods for sexual determination of human skeletal remains, mainly between the years 1981 to 2007. By comparing an older analysis from 1983 (Persson and Persson) with my own on the same material, a difference of 40% was shown, which indicates that the methods has changed through time, and that these should not be used for newer conclusions about a population if the method is not throughoutly described.

The main cause of the difference was identified as a change in the reliability of the sexual indicators, rather than a total change of method. Any general tendencies did not show, it is however considered that the pelvic bones are able to make a better conformity between the analyses as opposed to using the cranium.},
  author       = {Wiberg, Disa},
  keyword      = {Humanities,Sex determination,Human osteology,Löddeköpinge,Humaniora},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnligt eller manligt - En studie av könsbedömningsmetodernas utveckling för humant material},
  year         = {2008},
}