Accurately identifying the sex of someone by looking at their teeth


Sometimes it is impossible to establish the identity of a victim because their sex cannot be recognised. In her PhD research, Mandan has developed a way to accurately identify the sex of someone by just looking at their teeth, the most durable parts of the human body. Seyedeh Mandan Kazzazi is a PhD candidate in bioarchaeology at the University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics, and Archaeology. She received a master’s degree in skeletal and dental bioarchaeology from University College London. Her PhD focuses on development of dental metric standards for sex estimation in Iranian populations. She has widely published in the fields of human biology, virtual anthropology, and dental anthropology. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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