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Therefore, the investigator must be able to glean as much information as possible from any bone or fragment.
In South Africa, similar efforts have also been made to derive population specific equations, with varying degrees of success based on average accuracy:
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It has been generally found that female os coxae are more likely to exhibit a lower level of expression, whereas male os coxae are more likely to have higher levels of expression.
The awareness of these is of utmost importance in the forensic interpretation of human remains.
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The Human Bone Manual.
What this means is that post-menopausal females have more robust features than younger women, such as heavier supraorbital ridges and may therefore be sexed as male, contributing to the male skeletal abundance.