Mar 8, 2016, 8:31 PM
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Cervical measurements of premolar useful to predict gender

Tehran, March 8, IRNA – Seyedeh Mandana Kazzazi, from Edinburgh Unit for Forensic Anthropology, School of History Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, said on Tuesday that cervical measurements of the premolar is a reliable method for sex estimation and is useful to predict sex in Iranian Archaeological populations.

Briefing the closing session of the 14th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology, Kazzazi said she had an analysis of the Hasanlu skeletal material from April to March 2014 and a total of 51 male and 33 female adult individuals belongoing to the Iron Age levels were used for the gender estimation.

She said the study aimed to investigate the degree of sexual dimorphism in the permanent teeth of Hasanlu, the Iron Age population in the Solduz Valley (West Azarbaijan Province of Iran).

Her lecture's title was: Establishment of odontometric sexual dimorphism in archaeological populations: A case study of Hasanlu.

The 14th Annual Symposium on the Iranian Archaeology wrapped up its three-day work at Iranian National Museum in Tehran on Tuesday.

Iranian Center for Archaeological Research (ICAR) sponsored the three-day meeting.

The 14th Annual Symposium of Archaeological Research was inaugurated with welcome addresses by Director of the National Museum of Iran, Dr. Jebril Nokandeh, Director of ICAR and the Scientific Secretary of the Symposium, Hamideh Chubak, the Director of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism Seyed Mohammad Beheshti, the Cultural Heritage Deputy of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Mohammad Hassan Talebian, and the President of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Massoud Soltanifar.

The objective of the international event was to provide a yearly unrivalled opportunity for archaeologists from all over Iran and across the globe to meet, share their experiences, exchange points of views and present the results of their researches to an exceptional and distinguished academic community.

As a rule, this event accompanied an exhibition on the most representative collections and the symposium.