Race Determination of Fragmentary Crania by Analysis of the Cranial Base

    Volume 31, Issue 2 (April 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 7


    Dean Holland, T
    Research assistant, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

    (Received 27 June 1985; accepted 26 August 1985)

    Abstract

    The cranial base can be used to determine the race of fragmentary skulls. An initial study used 8 measurements taken from 100 crania in the Terry Collection. The sample was divided equally by race and sex. Five regression models were formulated that predicted correctly the race of the sample with 70 to 86% accuracy. In a separate test, a control sample of 20 skulls, also drawn from the Terry Collection but not involved with formulating the regression equations, was correctly classified with 75 to 95% accuracy.


    Paper ID: JFS12305J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12305J

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