Answer When determining gender, the forensic anthropologist will insert his/her finger into the sciatic notch. If the finger can wiggle, then it is a female, if there is not much wiggle room then it is a male.
Question What is the second most important bone in determining gender?
Question What are the differences between a male and a female skull?
Answer The bones located above the eyes of the male are more protruded than those of the female. The bones located below the ear of the male are also more protruded than those of the female. The occipital protuberance in the male is expressed while in the female it is not. (guys have a little notch sticking out of the lower back of their heads while gals do not)
Question How does the jaw of a male differ from the jaw of a female?
Answer The jaws of males equal the width of the skull, while the jaws of females are narrower than the width of the skull.
Question What is the most important part of the skeleton for determining race?
Answer The skull, more specifically the maxillary bone.
Question How does the shape of the maxillary bone differ with the different races?
Answer Caucasoid – have parabolic shape Mongoloid – have a rounded shape Negroid – have a hyperbolic shape
Question After the bones in the skull, what is the next important bone in the body for determining race?
Answer The femur. It is used to rule out negroid and caucasoid.
Question Besides, the bones in the skull and the femur, what other bones are used to determine race?