The formation of a biological profile (including the estimation of sex and age) is usually the first task undertaken when skeletal remains are analysed by a forensic anthropologist. The present project provides insight into the use of high resolution multiple detector computed tomographic (MDCT) scans, with a specific focus on quantifying the accuracy of the Phenice sex estimation, and Brooks and Suchey age estimation, methods in a Western Australian population. 500 pelvic MDCT scans are analysed and results demonstrate that the Phenice method is highly accurate for sex estimation, however, the Suchey-Brooks method was associated with high error.
|Award date||13 Oct 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|