International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 2142-2147

Date of Publication: 31-03-2016



Sween Walia *1, Bhawani Shankar Modi 2, Nidhi Puri 3.

*1 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, PIMS, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
2 Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, FH Medical College, Tundla, UP, India.
3 Professor, Department of Anatomy, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.

Address: Dr. Sween Walia, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, PIMS, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.


Introduction: Ascertaining gender from incomplete skeleton decomposing body and print of various body parts is a recurring theme in physical anthropology and forensic medicine. The need for determination of sex from skeletal remains in living and non-living population for genetic, anthropological, odontologic and forensic purposes has been documented by several researchers.
Material and Methods: The study was conducted among the residents of Haryana State, belonging to the Jaat Community. Total 400, apparently healthy subjects were selected. Out of them 200 were females and 200 males.
Conclusion: With all observations, analysis and discussion, the conclusions can be drawn from the present study. Length and breadth of foot and foot prints are higher in males as compared to females, whereas foot index and foot print index are higher in females. Haryanvi Jats have longer and wider foot as compared to Andhraties, Bangalees and other North Indian population.
KEY WORDS: Sexual Dimorphism, Foot Dimensions, Haryanvi, Jats, Physical anthropology.


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Sween Walia, Bhawani Shankar Modi, Nidhi Puri. SEXUAL DIMORPHISM FROM FOOT DIMENSIONS AND FOOT PRINTS IN HARYANVI JAT POPULATION. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):2142-2147. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.165




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