PREVIOUS OSTEOLOGY RESEARCH

2018

University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Testosterone loading in utero can be measured by taking the ratio of the lengths of digit two and digit four in a fully fleshed hand. Based on previous research, disarticulated phalangeal bones with the epiphyses reattached give the most accurate measurement to fully fleshed hands. Because levels of testosterone vary between females and males, the measurements calculated by the previously developed method where used for sex determination of unknown individuals. Results yield ratios with similar accuracy to specimens with known sex.

2018

University of Oregon Undergraduate Research Symposium

Testosterone loading in utero can be measured by taking the ratio of the lengths of digit two and digit four in a fully fleshed hand. Based on previous research, disarticulated phalangeal bones with the epiphyses reattached give the most accurate measurement to fully fleshed hands. Because levels of testosterone vary between females and males, the measurements calculated by the previously developed method where used for sex determination of unknown individuals. Results yield ratios with similar accuracy to specimens with known sex.

2017

Testosterone loading in uterus can be measured by taking the ratio length of digit two and digit four in a fully fleshed hand. Based on results from previously

developed method, when hands in this physical state are not available disarticulated phalangeal bones with the epiphyses reattached give the most accurate result. This project tests this hypothesis by increasing sample size to eleven primates. The results confirmed the previously formulated hypothesis.

American Association

 

of Physical Anthropologists

 

2016

University of Oregon

 

Undergraduate Research

 

Symposium

Testosterone loading in uterus can be measured by taking the ratio length of digit two and digit four in a fully-fleshed hand. This project focused on developing a method that will give an accurate

measure of proximity when studying hands that are not in a fully-fleshed state. Results suggest the most accurate measurement when compared to a fully-fleshed hand is

disarticulated phalangeal bones with the epiphyses reattached.