Published: 2018-01-29

Reconsidering the Age-Informative Value of the Pubic Symphysis

A Comparison with TA3 Skeletal Traits

Jacqueline Galimany, Sara M. Getz
Abstract

Estimated age at death is a critical component of the skeletal biological profile for both forensic and archaeological applications. For adults,...

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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
Abstract

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
Abstract

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

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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
Abstract

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

William Raymond Belcher
Abstract

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

Timothy P. Gocha
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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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Confronting Cognitive Bias in Forensic Anthropology Michigan’s Craigslist Killer Case

Alexis Goots, Joseph Hefner, David Start
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Accurately estimating the biological profile is a foundational analysis within forensic anthropology. Although the methods for estimating the...

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

Paige Lynch, Luis Lorenzo Cabo-Pérez
Abstract

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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Experimental Formation of Coffin Wear on Bone

James T. Pokines, Amelia Blanton
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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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