Osteometric measurements of the radius in the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection

Published: 4 October 2020| Version 7 | DOI: 10.17632/k8t5z6ys3y.7
Francisco Curate


Sample Data used in this investigation were acquired from a Portuguese identified skeletal collection, the Coimbra Identified Skeletal Collection (CISC, University of Coimbra, Portugal), comprising 364 individuals (166 females and 198 males). The source of the raw data was the original data set made available by Maria Augusta Neto (1957). Only data from complete left radii were retrieved. Ages at death ranged from 17 to 96 years. Individuals in this sample were born between 1833 and 1918, and died between 1910 and 1936. Data collection Ten measurements (in mm) of the radius were selected, including the maximum length (MLR), minimum circumference in the proximal diaphysis (MCPDR), minimum circumference in the distal diaphysis (MCDDR), transverse diameter of the head (TDHR), sagittal diameter of the head (SDHR), head circumference (HCR), neck circumference (NCR), transverse diameter of the shaft (TDSR), sagittal diameter of the shaft (SDSR), and the inferior epiphysis width (IEWR). All measurements were obtained according to Martin (1928), except the minimum circumference in the proximal diaphysis, defined by Fischer (1906).



Universidade de Coimbra Departamento de Ciencias da Vida


Archeology, Appendicular Skeleton, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Osteology, Radius Bone, Anatomy, Anthropology, Osteology, Biological Anthropology