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dc.contributor.advisorMelbye, Floyd Jerome
dc.contributor.authorBrandt, Elizabeth Thereseen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-31T14:13:40Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:21:09Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-01en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4055
dc.description.abstractThe primary focus of this thesis is a comparison of the mathematical and anatomical methods commonly used to estimate living stature to determine which method gives the most accurate and reliable results when working with modern skeletal individuals in a North American forensic setting. Four primary stature estimation methods are compared: the regression equations of Trotter and Gleser (1952, 1958), FORDISC 3 (Jantz and Ousley 2005), the Fully method (1956) and the revised Fully method (Raxter et al. 2006). The modern study sample (n = 233) is drawn from American Blacks and American Whites of the Bass and Maxwell Collections. A secondary focus of this thesis concerns the adjustment factor (2.5 cm) suggested by Trotter and Gleser (1952) for the conversion of cadaver stature to living stature. This study demonstrates that this adjustment factor is not appropriate for use on the current study sample. This study also indicates that adequate comparisons of the four stature estimation methods can be made in the absence of such a conversion.en_US
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dc.format.extent94 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectStature estimationen_US
dc.subjectSoft tissue factoren_US
dc.subjectCadaver statureen_US
dc.subjectFully methoden_US
dc.subjectForensic statureen_US
dc.subjectAge correction Skeletal heighten_US
dc.subjectFordisc 3en_US
dc.subject.classificationAnthropologyen_US
dc.titleStature Wars: Which Stature Estimation Methods are Most Applicable to Modern Populations?en_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSpradley, M. Katherine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberErhart, Elizabeth
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentAnthropology


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