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It can be impossible to determine a person's sex from their skeletal remains, but you know what's even harder? Skin tone. QED, race isn't real.

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Florence of Northumbria, @ FlorenceHRScott

TERFs: Sex is essential, biological and immutable

Archaeologists: We tried to sex the skeleton by measuring the pelvis but that isn't surefire so we did some isotopic analysis and the results were inconclusive, anyway it was buried with a comb so it's probably a girl skeleton :)

Florence of Northumbria, @ FlorenceHRScott

fun fact, isotopic analysis for sex only determines the amount of copper and iron in bone which only *tends to* correlate with pelvis size, which in itself is not an exact determiner of sex. Sorry but in 1000 years your sex will probably be determined by your hello kitty necklace

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Florence of Northumbria, @ FlorenceHRScott

TERFs: Sex is essential, biological and immutable

Archaeologists: We tried to sex the skeleton by measuring the pelvis but that isn't surefire so we did some isotopic analysis and the results were inconclusive, anyway it was buried with a comb so it's probably a girl skeleton :)

[–] SakuraBlossoms transheight 7'3" 4 points Edited

If sex isn't biological and immutable, why is she acting like archeologists can get the sex wrong? Her premise admits that the person had an objective sex; just that long into the future, there is the (slim) potential for an archeologist to incorrectly surmise what that objective sex was.

To my understanding it's virtually impossible for archeologists to determine the exact age a person died from their skeleton alone. This doesn't mean the person wasn't that age. And yes, archeologists probably would use context clues to help pinpoint the person's age, even though they could potentially be misleading.

If the person was an adult and you have the pelvis and the skull, its pretty damn easy to find the sex of a person. You can't really sex children reliably and early puberty its a bit difficult but once someone has gone through puberty its not hard at all.

TIL I learned men don't brush their hair. If they do, they're not real men. Real men don't care about their appearance and they don't groom themselves, everybody knows this.

Let's do a guessing game: "a real man doesn't brush his hair, that's for the females" - was this sentence stated in 1940 or in 2022?

I'm currently watching Bones again and if a tv show from the early 2000s shows how the sex of a person can be determined from things like a skull alone, these archaeologists of the 2020s better step up their game.

(Yes I know a tv show is not a reliable source of scientific information)

Q angle pelvis size pelvis angle pelvic outlet size of the skull the jaw the teeth the shoulders the density of the bones the length of the femurs and arms and the fact you can tell if someone's had a child by their bones. They just ignore it all in this person's fantasy world.

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Giving the sex of children before puberty is very, very hard, if not impossible, if you do not already, independently, know the age of the person at death.

The failure to recognize this was actually important in the long, long delay in identifying two of the Santa Rosa Hitchiker murderer's victims. Found in 1979 about 6 months after death, their skeletal remains were identified in 1979 and again 1980 as probably belonging to a young female and young male. That skewed the whole investigation for decades. The first reconstructions of their faces, in 2011, were of a boy and a girl. It was only through the insistence of a relation of one of the two girls, Kerry Graham's sister Kelly, that in 2015 Kerry and her friend Francine Trimble were identified. As so often happens, Kelly had contacted police to tell them she recognized a very unusual ear-ring found on one of the bodies in 1979 and had been given the brush-off because they were convinced a boy and a girl had been murdered.

I think she's really optimistic if she thinks humanity will survive for another 1000 years.

[–] BlackCirce enby jinping 13 points

The highly evolved cockroach archaeologists will see the hello kitty necklace and say “yep this one’s an AGP”

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