International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Duggal N, Nath S, 1986: Estimation of Stature Using Percutaneous Length of Radius, Ulna and Tibia among Lodhas and Mundas of District Midnapore, West Bengal. Anthropologie (Brno) 24, 1: 23-27'.
The present study aims at estimation of stature using percutaneous lengths of radius, ulna and tibia bones of the living populations of district Midnapore, West Bengal, i.e. the Lodhas and the Mundas. The study is based on a sample of 199 Lodhas (123 males and 76 females) and 199 Mundas (110 males and 89 females) in the age range of 18 to 40 years. Stature and Percutaneous lengths of radius, ulna and tibia have been recorded for each subject to compute the respective Multiplication Factor (M. F.) for these three long bones in the form of a ratio by dividing the stature by respective bone length and then computing the average for each bone, sex wise. The Multiplication factors, thus, derived for the three bone lengths have been checked for their reliability on a set of measurements on ten individuals, belonging separately to the four groups. The average difference in actual and estimated stature works out to be 1.57 cm (ulnar length), 2.93 cm (radial length) and 2.74 cm (tibial length) among Lodha males while the Lodha females exhibit an average difference of 2.47 cm, 4.24 cm and 4.76 cm respectively for ulna, radius and tibia. The Munda males and females, in comparison to Lodhas do not exhibit much difference in the actual and estimated stature. The average difference comes out to be 0.91 cm (ulna), 1.22 cm (radius) and 3.07 cm (tibia) for males and 1.22 cm (ulna), 2.40 cm (radius) and 3.25 cm (tibia) for females. On the basis of the average stature the error in estimated stature among Munda males and females is around 2 percent while among Lodha males its is around 2 percent and little above 3 percent among Lodha females. It may, thus be stated that these M. Fs could safely be used to predict the Stature for both the sexes of Munda and Lodha groups using one or more bone lengths depending upon their availability.
Lodhas - Mundas - Percutaneous Lenght - Radius - Ulna - Tibia - Multiplication Factor - Stature Estimation

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