Published: 2022-02-24

Quantifying the Shape of the Greater Sciatic Notch Using Elliptical Fourier Analysis

Jessica N. Byram, Stephen P. Nawrocki, Krista E. Latham

1–12

Abstract

The greater sciatic notch is a well-established, sexually dimorphic feature in humans. The traditional anthropological perspective describes...

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Using Real Interpretative Differences to Assess Inter-laboratory Isotopic Variability Due to Sample Preparation

Amelia J. Edwards, Lesley A. Chesson, Eric J. Bartelink, Thuan H. Chau, Gregory E. Berg

13–24

Abstract

Here we present a two-part study to assess isotope data comparability between two sample preparation laboratories, based on the concept of Real...

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Childhood and Adulthood Residency Prediction Using Strontium (87Sr/86Sr) and Oxygen (δ18O) Isotopes for Unidentified Deceased Migrants Recovered in Southern Texas

Robyn T. Kramer, Eric J. Bartelink

25–45

Abstract

Strontium and oxygen isotope values are used in conjunction with a maximum likelihood assignment model to predict the childhood and adulthood...

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The Role of Forensic Anthropologists at the Fatal Fire Recovery

A Retrospective Study of Cases from 1983–2020

Andrea Ost, Diana Messer, Dennis Dirkmaat

46–52

Abstract

A retrospective review of 1,760 forensic cases processed by Mercyhurst University personnel between 1983 and 2020
was performed for...

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Fractography of Bone Using Reconstructed Computed Tomography (CT) Scans

A Case Report Series

Angi M. Christensen, Summer J. Decker

53–56

Abstract

Fractography has been shown to be applicable to forensic assessments of skeletal trauma by observing the presence and orientation of fracture...

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Refined Classification System for Thermally Damaged Human Remains by Body Segment

Elayne Pope, Chelsey A. Juarez, Alison Galloway

57–72

Abstract

This article provides a comprehensive regional approach to the classification of thermal damage of soft tissue and bone by assessing the body in...

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Steam Kettle Skeletal Preparation

An Efficient Method for Processing Human Remains

Kerianne Armelli, Erica R. Christensen, Carolyn Isaac, Jered Cornelison

73–77

Abstract

This paper presents methods for the disarticulation and steam kettle maceration of embalmed and non-embalmed decedents for forensic casework and...

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