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. 1 (2020): Winter 2020

Published: 2020-02-10

Moisture Content in Decomposing, Desiccated, and Mummified Human Tissue

Autumn Lennartz, Michelle D. Hamilton, Russell Weaver



Due to the nature of mummification, tissue that has been significantly desiccated may never reach the advanced stages of decomposition. This...

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Examining Differences in Presumed Migrants from Texas and Arizona Using Cranial and Dental Data

Christopher A. Maier, Rebecca L. George



As the result of immigration policies enacted in the 1990s, migrants have been forced to take more dangerous routes into the country, resulting...

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A Simplified Protocol for the Histological Preparation of Cortical Bone Samples for Light Microscopy: A Revision of Garcia-Donas et al. (2017)

Ariane Maggio, Ambika Flavel, Daniel Franklin



Histological analyses of bone can be a useful tool in a forensic assessment, particularly for species determination and age estimation. In order...

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Bilateral Asymmetry of Nutrient Foramen Position in the Human Femur and Tibia

Sara B. Mead, Angi M. Christensen



Sorting commingled human remains can be a challenging and time-consuming task, and methods that can be performed quickly and inexpensively are...

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Estimating Age of Mature Adults from Degeneration of the Medial End of the Clavicle in an African American Sample

Samantha H. Blatt, Kathy Petersen, Amy R. Michael



Accurate age estimation is fundamental to identifying individuals in forensic anthropology and interpreting demographic patterns in...

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Expanding Humanitarian Forensic Action: An Approach to U.S. Cold Cases

Gennifer Goad



Unidentified persons in the United States represent the most vulnerable populations among us, yet individuals from these groups are also among...

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Discovery Context of Skeletal Remains Received at the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory

Angi M. Christensen, James T. Pokines



Cases received for anthropological examination by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Laboratory for a 4-year period (2013–2017) were...

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