Comparative correlation analysis of cranial capacity
The objectives of this study were to apply craniometric method in assessing skull capacity, determining the distribution of the known skull dimensions (length, width and height) and determining the cranial capacity separately by gender in the total sample and to examine the correlation between the results of cranial capacity in relation to gender and age. The materials used for this study were samples of 120 macerated and degreased skulls, 60 male and 60 female, with a average age of 57.97 years (±SD 18.45). The operating method was the craniometric method. The results showed that gender affects the value of cranial capacity, which was higher in males, whereas the effect of age was not proven statistically significant. The capacity of the skull had highly positive statistic correlation with the width, height and length of the particular. Male’s skulls were on average longer, higher and wider than the female’s skulls. Male’s skulls were on average of larger capacity than the female’s skull. Skull age as a factor had no effect on the value of cranial capacity. The skull length was the most dominant factor in determining the cranial capacity.
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