Journal Published Online: 01 January 2002
Volume 47, Issue 1

Population-Specific Histological Age-Estimating Method: A Model for Known African-American and European-American Skeletal Remains



Previously developed histological age-estimating methods have been based on samples lacking interpopulation variability. A comparison of age-associated rib histomorphometrics between an European-American sample and an African-American sample indicates that ethnicity can have a significant effect on osteon population density (OPD), osteon cross-sectional area (On.Ar), and relative cortical area (Ct.Ar/Tt.Ar). Based upon these findings, new histological age-predicting formulae are presented that are recommended when estimating age for African-American or European-American skeletal remains. A general formula that is applicable to remains of unknown ethnicity is also provided.

Author Information

Cho, H
University of Missouri-Columbia
Stout, SD
University of Missouri-Columbia
Madsen, RW
University of Missouri-Columbia
Streeter, MA
University of Missouri-Columbia
Pages: 7
Price: $25.00
Reprints and Permissions
Reprints and copyright permissions can be requested through the
Copyright Clearance Center
Stock #: JFS15199J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15199J