Physical anthropologist, U.S. Army Central Identification Laboratory, Ft. Shafter, HI
(Received 10 August 1987; accepted 27 October 1987)
Stature is estimated in a case presenting a sacralized sixth lumbar vertebra using both Fully's anatomical method and Trotter and Gleser's stature estimation formulas. In this case, where antemortem stature is known, the accuracy of the anatomical method is enhanced by including the height of the actual S1 segment in the calculation, while the accuracy of the Trotter and Gleser estimate is enhanced by adding the height of the extra vertebra to the stature estimate.
Paper ID: JFS12529J