Title

Ancestral Analysis of Adult Homo sapien Skulls Using Non-Metric Methods

Date

5-30-2013 9:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Criminal Justice Posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

Forensic anthropologists are charged with providing law enforcement officials with the biological profile of an unidentified set of remains. This includes age, sex, stature, estimated time since death, and ancestral identification. The objective of this study is to familiarize myself with and test the accuracy of several non-metric anthroposcopic methods of ancestral classification commonly used in a forensic setting. Materials include five skulls of known biological origin. Ten metric methods of analysis are used. Traits for this study have been drawn from the works of George Gill and Steven Byers.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

Ancestral Analysis of Adult Homo sapien Skulls Using Non-Metric Methods

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Forensic anthropologists are charged with providing law enforcement officials with the biological profile of an unidentified set of remains. This includes age, sex, stature, estimated time since death, and ancestral identification. The objective of this study is to familiarize myself with and test the accuracy of several non-metric anthroposcopic methods of ancestral classification commonly used in a forensic setting. Materials include five skulls of known biological origin. Ten metric methods of analysis are used. Traits for this study have been drawn from the works of George Gill and Steven Byers.