Human Male and Female Skulls: African, Asian, and European
The human skull sets allow for the study of characteristics suggestive of geographical ancestry (African, Asian, and European) and/or sex. This set consists of 3 male and 3 female skulls.
Certain features of the skull may be informative in differentiating geographical ancestral groups for purposes of forensic investigation.
Some key traits for the analysis of geographical ancestry include;
- palatal shape
- maxillary incisor shape
- profile, presence or absence of nasal spine
- shape of nasal sill, among others.
Key features for sex analysis include;
- size of mastoid process
- shape of chin
- angle of ramus
- shape and contour of forehead