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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Variation in features of cephalic index among seven different tribal population of northeastern states of India


Author(s): S Byhnadaorili, Kriti Gupta, Priyanka Nerwal, AK Gupta, MK Mishra and Lav Kesharwani

Abstract: Cephalic index is an important parameter for deciding race and sex of an individual whose identity is unknown. The human body dimensions are affected by ecological, biological, geological, racial, sex, and age factors. In the present study, two hundred eighty (280) subjects comprising 20 males and 20 females of seven (7) different tribal population of northeastern states with age ranging from 20-30 years were included. Cephalic index was worked out by dividing the head breadth by head length and multiplying by 100 and the result was analyzed using Microsoft excel. The results of the present study show that seven different tribal population of North Eastern State of India can be classified as brachycephalic except Garo population, but even among them the value of cephalic index was found to be different for different population. The mean cephalic index of Garo population had the highest among the population, i.e. 85.39 and Khasi population had the lowest ie 80.97. There was a significant gender difference in the Cephalic Index. The data presented in the present report can be useful for anthropologists, an expert in forensic science and forensic investigation this study will serve as the basis of comparison for future studies.

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S Byhnadaorili, Kriti Gupta, Priyanka Nerwal, AK Gupta, MK Mishra, Lav Kesharwani. Variation in features of cephalic index among seven different tribal population of northeastern states of India. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):3440-3445.
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