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The Reconstruction of Missing Tooth Dimensions as a Prerequisite for Sex Determination

  • Hermann Prossinger

Abstract

Prehistoric anthropologists investigating the remains of individuals in cemeteries are interested in, among other things, the sex-linked frequencies of pathologies, epidemiological traits and further demographic data (Teschler-Nicola et al. 1994). We are investigating very large grave fields with a considerable number of immature skeletons: Franzhausen I (Teschler-Nicola 1992) and Gars am Kamp (Friesinger and Friesinger 1975; Teschler-Nicola and Prossinger, this volume). We believe to have developed a method that enhances our ability to determine the sex of these individuals. Although developed for immatures, this method improves sexing of adults just as well.

Keywords

Grave Field Linear Regression Model Permanent Tooth Immature Individual Laplace Distribution 
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