what is it?
- The large bony structure near the base of the spine to which the hind limb or legs are attached in humans and many others vertebrates.
How can the pelvis help determine the age,gender, and ethnicity?
The sketch below on the Suchey-Brooks method of identification, outlines the changes that take place over those 45 years.There are minor sex differences between males and females, the sketch below shows a male pelvis over a 5-10 year intervals through 6 phases. The way they can determine the age of the victim is by looking at the pubic symphysis, it is a joint where the two halves of the pelvis meet at the centerline of the body, joined by a layer of fibrocartilage. The bony symphyseal surface that faces the cartilage changes over time, starting at about age 20 and continuing past the age of 65.