Is sex estimation from handprints in prehistoric cave art reliable? A view from biological and forensic anthropology
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The shape and size of a handprint might give clues about the person's sex but variations across time and space are uncertain. ..

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Is sex estimation from handprints in prehistoric cave art reliable? A view from biological and forensic anthropology http://t.co/MBMnamvFLN

Is sex estimation from handprints in prehistoric cave art reliable? A view from biological and forensic anthropology http://t.co/MBMnamvFLN

Is sex estimation from handprints in prehistoric cave art reliable? A view from biological and forensic anthropology http://t.co/MBMnamvFLN

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