Title

Attribution of Ancestry Using Anthropometric Measurements Applied to Cranial Remains

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

In this investigation, I report an assessment of ancestry of human skeletal remains using a computer program that has become the standard for the discipline of forensic anthropology. The program, FORDISC, determines ancestry through discriminant function analysis of cranial measurements. I conducted the analysis using standard anthropometric measurements gathered from three sets of cranial remains. The results will be compared to the actual known ancestry of the cranial remains.

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

Attribution of Ancestry Using Anthropometric Measurements Applied to Cranial Remains

Werner University (WUC) Pacific Room

In this investigation, I report an assessment of ancestry of human skeletal remains using a computer program that has become the standard for the discipline of forensic anthropology. The program, FORDISC, determines ancestry through discriminant function analysis of cranial measurements. I conducted the analysis using standard anthropometric measurements gathered from three sets of cranial remains. The results will be compared to the actual known ancestry of the cranial remains.