Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
BELMONTE, M.T.; SANCHEZ BLANQUE, J.L.; ALEMAN, I. y BOTELLA, M.C.. Estimation of stature from tibia length in female adult contemporary Spanish population. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp.83-89. ISSN 1135-7606.
The stature is an important parameter for the study and identification of individuals from skeletal remains. It is a population and individual characteristic, a parameter unique to the human species in the various factors involved such as genetics, sex, or feeding. Given the relationship between a person´s height and length of their long bones, this study proposes a method of estimation of stature based in the length of the tibia in female Spanish population. The sample consists of the measures of height and tibia of 35 female cadavers of Spanish origin acredited, without any alteration of these factors parameters (fractures, pathologies affecting growth, etc.). A formula that improves the estimation methods provided by Telkka, especially in individuals of height less or equal to 150 cm. It isn´t necessary to make corrections for age.
Palabras clave : Forensic science; Stature; Tibia; Osteometry; Female Spanish population; Forensic anthropology.