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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Using Eye-Tracking Technology to Quantify the Effect of Experience and Education on Forensic Anthropological Analyses

Micayla C. Spiros, Sherry Nakhaeizadeh, Tim J.U. Thompson, Ruth M. Morgan, Viktor Olsson, Alexandra Berivoe, Joseph T. Hefner, Martin Arvidsson
Abstract

The human interpretation of analytical outputs is a significant challenge in forensic science, making it vital to explore the application of...

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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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Forensic Archaeology in Cyprus

An Appraisal of a Nascent Discipline

Maria Ktori
Abstract

Forensic sciences is the umbrella term used to describe the different disciplines used in resolving forensic medicolegal, criminal, and...

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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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The Recovery of Human Remains from a Vehicle Submerged for 43 Years Using a Marine Venturi Vacuum System

Amy Michael, Leslie Fitzpatrick, Marcella H. Sorg, Steffen Poltak, Kyana Burgess, Alyssa R. Moreau
Abstract

Forensic recovery of submerged human remains may present logistical challenges for forensic anthropologists. In the case reported here, a...

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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
Abstract

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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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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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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