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Misty Weitzel




Epiphyseal union is the secondary ossification of bone in juveniles and primary means of estimating age of subadult post-cranial remains. First an inventory was conducted of skeletal remains from a single individual, accounting for the skeletal condition as well as the presence or absence of bones. Then, using previously developed standards, the estimation of age was assessed through a system of scoring epiphyseal closure. Results will narrow the age range of the individual, which will expand our knowledge of the skeletal collection. It is also important that we respect the decedent by taking the time to know more about them.






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