Forensic Anthropology is a journal devoted to the advancement of the science and professional development of the fields of forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology.

The journal primarily focuses on research, technical advancements, population data, and case studies related to the recovery and analysis of human remains in a forensic context. Topics such as forensic osteology, skeletal biology, and modern human skeletal variation are within the scope of Forensic Anthropology.

Vol. 4 No. 3 (2021)

Published: 2022-01-03

Description and Quantification of Sexual Dimorphism of Pubic Body Shape in Hispanic Populations Using Elliptic Fourier Analysis

Erica L. Cantor, Krista Latham, Stephen Nawrocki

Sex estimation is important in the creation of a biological profile for unidentified human remains, as positive identification cannot occur...

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Calculation and Interpretation of Inter-laboratory Variation in Isotope Delta (δ) Values Using Real Interpretative Differences

Lesley A. Chesson, Thuan H. Chau, Amelia J. Edwards, Gregory E. Berg



Building on applications in anthropology, the use of stable isotope ratio analysis of human bone collagen to investigate an individual’s life...

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Considerations for Stable Isotope Analysis of Human Hair

The Impact of Postmortem Environmental Exposure

Tiffany B. Saul, Lesley A. Chesson, Dawnie W. Steadman, Gwyneth W. Gordon



Stable isotope analysis of postmortem hair is performed in order to make inferences about an individual’s diet and geographic travel history...

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Food Has No Borders

Methodological Insights from the Forensic Isotopic Profile of a New York City Immigrant

Rhonda L. Quinn, Helen Alesbury, Ligia Ceja, Angela Soler, Linda Godfrey



Isotopic analyses of human remains augment the biological profile with geolocation and dietary information, furthering efforts to identify...

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Sex Estimation Using Geometric Morphometrics

Evaluation of Elements of the Pubis

Valda Black



Creating and testing efficient techniques for the sex estimation of modern human skeletal remains has been a significant focus in biological...

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Review of: Ethics and Professionalism in Forensic Anthropology

Diane L. France



Ethics and Professionalism in Forensic Anthropology, Nicholas V. Passalacqua and Marin A. Pilloud. London: Academic Press, 2018. 135...

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Review of Ortner’s Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains, 3rd ed.

Giovanna Vidoli



J. Buikstra. Ortner’s Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains. 3rd ed. London: Academic Press; 2019. 839...

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Steven A. Symes

Nicholas V. Passalacqua, Diana L. Messer, Steven A. Symes

Steven A. Symes is primarily known for his scholarly work on skeletal trauma analysis and for his applied casework and frequent courtroom...

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