Title

Human Postcranial Stature Estimation Using Fordisc 3.1 and Isolated Regression Formulas

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

Our research objectives are to (1) estimate stature (living height) of a human postcranial skeleton using Fordisc 3.1 and (2) compare these results with another method using a single set of regression formulas. Fordisc 3.1 is a computer program that allows the use of postcranial measurements to determine an estimated stature. Comparing the two methods helps determine the validity of the results. Fordisc 3.1 provides a stature of 55.7 – 60.7 inches; the regression formula gives an estimated stature of 53.5 – 62.9 inches. The difference of 2.2 inches indicates that the methods are not in agreement and further research is necessary to understand why.

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

Human Postcranial Stature Estimation Using Fordisc 3.1 and Isolated Regression Formulas

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

Our research objectives are to (1) estimate stature (living height) of a human postcranial skeleton using Fordisc 3.1 and (2) compare these results with another method using a single set of regression formulas. Fordisc 3.1 is a computer program that allows the use of postcranial measurements to determine an estimated stature. Comparing the two methods helps determine the validity of the results. Fordisc 3.1 provides a stature of 55.7 – 60.7 inches; the regression formula gives an estimated stature of 53.5 – 62.9 inches. The difference of 2.2 inches indicates that the methods are not in agreement and further research is necessary to understand why.