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. 3 No. 3 (2020): Summer

Published: 2021-02-28

Fractography of Long Bones with High-Velocity Projectile Trauma

Kimberleigh Lillard, Angi M. Christensen



Previous studies of bone fractography have examined only cases of blunt trauma. Here we assess whether fracture surface features are also found...

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Examining the Reliability of Morphological Traits for Sex Estimation

Implications for the Walker (2008) and Klales et al. (2012) Methods

Alexandra R. Klales, Heather Garvin, Timothy P. Gocha, Kate M. Lesciotto, Mackenzie Walls



Morphological skull and pubic traits are routinely used in forensic anthropological casework for sex estimation, with the Walker (2008) and...

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Ancestry Variation in the Accuracy of Rogers's Method of Sex Estimation

Rachel Simpson, Hugh McKenzie



Rogers’s (1999) method of human skeletal sex estimation evaluates morphological variation in four traits of the distal humerus. Although this...

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A Comparison of Two Gelatin Consolidants for the Preservation of Thermally Altered Skeletal Remains

Natalie Bishop, Angi M. Christensen



A recent study (Topoleski & Christensen 2019) found that applying a food-grade gelatin solution to thermally altered skeletal remains...

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The Historical Development of Forensic Anthropology

Douglas H. Ubelaker



Although the term “forensic anthropology” was employed in Germany and Austria in the early 1900s, it appeared in the early 1970s in the North...

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Review of "Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice," 2nd ed.

Joanne Devlin



REFERENCE: Angi M. Christensen, Nicholas V. Passalacqua, Eric J. Bartelink. Forensic Anthropology, Current Methods and Practice. 2nd...

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Review of "Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons

Alexandra R. Klales



REFERENCE: Heather M. Garvin, Natalie R. Langley, eds. Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons....

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