Preface: Commingled Remains Special Issue
This special issue of Forensic Anthropology is another contribution to a growing literature aimed at solving what may be the most...
Introduction: Commingled Human Remains Special Issue
This paper is the introduction to the special issue on commingled human remains analysis within forensic anthropology. It provides an overview...
Preliminary Findings From a Visual Pair-Matching Study in a Large Commingled Assemblage
Pair-matching is an important component of commingled human remains (CHR) analysis, as it can help to limit the amount of DNA testing and...
A Novel Method for Osteometric Reassociation Using Hamiltonian Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Simulation
Traditional osteometric reassociation uses an error-mitigation approach, which seeks to eliminate possible matches, rather than a predictive...
The Tarawa Project Part I: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Resolve Commingled Human Remains from the Battle of Tarawa
As part of the U.S. Navy’s campaign against the Japanese during World War II, the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943 resulted in over 1,100 U.S....
The Tarawa Project Part II: Resolved Commingling and Identification of Casualties from the Battle of Tarawa
The Battle of Tarawa during World War II resulted in over 7,000 casualties on an approximately three-square-mile Pacific island that...
The USS "Oklahoma" Identification Project
This unique case report outlines the historical and present-day analyses to identify the nearly 400 individuals who were casualties on the USS...
Challenges to Identifications of the Cabanatuan Prison Camp Cemetery Remains
As part of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s (DPAA) mission to provide the fullest possible accounting for U.S. military personnel lost in...
Using Biological Profile Data to Inform a DNA Sequencing Strategy
Frequency distributions of antemortem stature and age for individuals who were casualties onboard the USS Oklahoma are visually...
Estimating the Number of Individuals in a Large Commingled Assemblage
Estimation of the number of individuals in an assemblage is critical to determine the scale of an incident and whether all expected individuals...
“Individual identification is a primary goal for forensic anthropologists who work in medicolegal and humanitarian contexts,” Palmiotto et al....