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A new test of the sex of the Lake Mungo 3 skeleton

Durband, Arthur; Rayner, Daniel; Westaway, Michael


The Lake Mungo 3 skeleton has been the subject of controversy since its discovery in 1974. Brown (2000) has alleged that the sex of this individual cannot be determined from the available evidence, since the skeleton lacks the most diagnostic areas of the skull and pelvis. In an effort to reexamine the sex diagnosis of Lake Mungo 3 our team collected an exhaustive battery of postcranial measurements from the skeleton. These measurements are compared to a number of Australian samples of known...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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