Journal Published Online: 01 November 1997
Volume 42, Issue 6

A Pilot Study Using the First Cervical Vertebra as an Indicator of Race



The articular surfaces and vertebral foramen of the first cervical vertebra can be used to estimate race from complete and fragmentary specimens. Eight measurements taken from 200 vertebrae from the Terry and Hamann-Todd collections (Smithsonian Institution and Cleveland Museum of Natural History, respectively) were used to construct 13 discriminant functions that predict race with 76–60% accuracy.

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Marino, EA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis, MO
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Stock #: JFS14271J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14271J