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. 5 No. 4 (2022)

Published: 2022-11-30

Experimental Formation of Coffin Wear on Bone

James T. Pokines, Amelia Blanton



Localized, eroded flat areas on bones recovered from former coffin burials are hypothesized to have been formed as “coffin wear,” caused by a...

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A Test of the (hu)MANid Program on a Diverse Sample of Mandibles

Paige Lynch, Luis Lorenzo Cabo-Pérez



The (hu)MANid program is a free, web-based software using mandibular metric and morphoscopic variables to estimate sex and ancestry. The...

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Dennis C. Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA

A Brief Visit with an Influential Forensic Anthropologist

Rhian R. Dunn, Andrea Zurek-Ost, Paige Lynch, Carrie Bohne Warren



Dennis C. Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA, is an essential figure in the discipline of forensic anthropology. He has been committed to research, as...

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Comparison of the Effect of Two Dynamic Loading Rates on Fracture Characteristics of Human Ribs in Bending

An Experimental Study

Angela L. Harden, Yun-Seok Kang, Amanda M. Agnew



Recent years have seen an increase in contributions to the criminal justice system through expert testimony regarding
skeletal trauma...

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Tool for Positive Identification from Frontal Sinus Radiographs

Jenna Watson



Frontal sinus radiographs are frequently used to identify human remains. However, the method of visually comparing antemortem (AM) to postmortem...

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Review of: Ancestry and Sex in Human Crania: A Comparative Photographic Atlas

Timothy P. Gocha



REFERENCE: Robert W. Mann. Ancestry and Sex in Human Crania: A Comparative Photographic Atlas. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas; 2021. 478 pp.

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Review of: What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War

William Raymond Belcher



Book Review of:

Sarah E. Wagner. What Remains: Bringing America’s Missing Home from the Vietnam War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University...

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