BUILDING A BIOLOGICAL PROFILE

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BUILDING A BIOLOGICAL PROFILE Age, sex, ancestry is it human? Stature Pathology/ trauma
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MNI: minimum number of individuals Basic logic estimation 1) Remove nonhuman elements 2) Separate bones by element and side 3) Reconstruct fragments and count the MNI per side (not pieces) 4) Pair match the left side to the right side 5) Those that do not match are added to the count
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MLNI MLNI: Most Likely Number of Individuals Mass graves Complex process to estimate assemblages Use Adams 2005 Statistical Method Used for faunal analysis too in archaeological context
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Stature (height): different types of statures: actual and reported (forensic) DLSTAT: (Driver’s License Stature): not exact height reported At a physician’s office: reported stature Actual stature (measured) 1) Living 2) Cadaveric: after death Regression equation used to estimate stature
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Issues with equation: - Samples and age of individuals - If the formula used based has significant distribution
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