Title

Ancestry Estimations Using Fordisc 3.1 Versus Morphological Traits

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Undergraduate Research in Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

We will assess ancestry from five human skulls in order to: 1. Apply both metric and nonmetric techniques previously learned in the Introduction to Forensic Anthropology course and 2. To test the accuracy of each method. Fordisc software, a discriminant function program, assesses ancestry using metric analysis of measurements taken from each skull. Thirty-two measurements were taken in this study and entered into Fordisc. The results from this method will then be compared to results we’ve observed from morphological traits of the same skulls to see if there is agreement.

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May 29th, 11:30 AM May 29th, 1:30 PM

Ancestry Estimations Using Fordisc 3.1 Versus Morphological Traits

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

We will assess ancestry from five human skulls in order to: 1. Apply both metric and nonmetric techniques previously learned in the Introduction to Forensic Anthropology course and 2. To test the accuracy of each method. Fordisc software, a discriminant function program, assesses ancestry using metric analysis of measurements taken from each skull. Thirty-two measurements were taken in this study and entered into Fordisc. The results from this method will then be compared to results we’ve observed from morphological traits of the same skulls to see if there is agreement.