Title

Ancestry Estimation using FORDISC 3.0

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

This research involves determining the ancestral characteristics of five human skulls using the FORDISC 3.0 software from University of Tennessee and displays how this will become useful in archaeological settings. The software compares components that will differentiate between ancestral groups. Specific measurements will be shown that were used to assess the dimensions of the skull as data points. The information gathered from physical measurements and data retrieved from the software will be interpreted using interactive discriminate functions through the data base. Not only will the audience learn where a specific skull likely originated from, they will also be able to understand the process of making this determination.

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May 30th, 9:00 AM

Ancestry Estimation using FORDISC 3.0

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This research involves determining the ancestral characteristics of five human skulls using the FORDISC 3.0 software from University of Tennessee and displays how this will become useful in archaeological settings. The software compares components that will differentiate between ancestral groups. Specific measurements will be shown that were used to assess the dimensions of the skull as data points. The information gathered from physical measurements and data retrieved from the software will be interpreted using interactive discriminate functions through the data base. Not only will the audience learn where a specific skull likely originated from, they will also be able to understand the process of making this determination.