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Principles Underlying the Determination of Population Affinity with Craniometric Data

Bulbeck, F David


This paper investigates the value for forensic anthropology of craniometric data in assessing population affinity. It finds that generally speaking cranial measurements do not contain the information to directly make a positive match for a skull's population affinity. Rather, cranial measurements should be thought of as containing information that allows for the elimination of any population affinity for the skull which would be a mismatch. A minimum of 13 measurements is required to capture...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Mankind Quarterly


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