Works (69)

Updated: April 5th, 2024 09:34

2024 article

Age assessment in unaccompanied minors: assessing uniformity of protocols across Europe

Cummaudo, M., Obertova, Z., Lynnerup, N., Petaros, A., Boer, H., Baccino, E., … Cattaneo, C. (2024, January 27). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE.

By: M. Cummaudo*, Z. Obertova*, N. Lynnerup*, A. Petaros*, H. Boer*, E. Baccino*, M. Steyn*, E. Cunha* ...

author keywords: Age estimation; Unaccompanied minors; Medical age assessment; Skeletal development; Dental development
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: February 12, 2024

2023 journal article

Investigating the Timing and Extent of Juvenile and Fetal Bone Diagenesis in a Temperate Environment

BIOLOGY-BASEL, 12(3).

By: A. Hale* & A. Ross n

author keywords: bone diagenesis; juvenile skeletal remains; histotaphonomy
TL;DR: Investigation of how early bone diagenesis is observed in fetal and juvenile mammalian remains as well as differences in degradation based on the deposition of the remains found that there were differences in the extent of bone Diagenesis between depositions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 11, 2023

2022 journal article

Identifying Blunt Force Traumatic Injury on Thermally Altered Remains: A Pilot Study Using Sus scrofa

BIOLOGY-BASEL, 11(1).

By: K. Keys n & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic anthropology; forensic science; blunt force trauma; thermal alteration; thermal fractures
TL;DR: A small-scale study using domestic pigs as correlates to test the impact of thermal alteration on blunt force trauma to the cranium found that distinct patterns attributed to thermal fractures and blunt force fractures are identifiable, allowing for diagnostic criteria to be narrowed down for future analyses. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: March 14, 2022

2022 journal article

Midfacial Morphology and Neandertal-Modern Human Interbreeding

BIOLOGY-BASEL, 11(8).

By: S. Churchill*, K. Keys n & A. Ross n

author keywords: hybridization; introgression; ancient DNA (aDNA); hominin paleontology; paleoanthropology
TL;DR: The results of canonical variates analysis and hierarchical cluster analysis suggest important affinities in facial morphology between both Middle and Upper Paleolithic early modern humans of the Near East with Neandertals, highlighting the importance of this region for interbreeding between the two lineages. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: September 6, 2022

2022 article

Recent Advances in Forensic Anthropological Methods and Research

Cunha, E., & Ross, A. H. (2022, June). BIOLOGY-BASEL, Vol. 11.

By: E. Cunha* & A. Ross n

TL;DR: This Special Issue, "Recent Advances in Forensic Anthropological Methods and Research", with thirteen articles covers a wide range of highly diverse topics within forensic anthropology. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 5, 2022

2021 journal article

Ancestry Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Back on the Frontier of Racism

BIOLOGY-BASEL, 10(7).

By: A. Ross n & S. Williams*

author keywords: race; ancestry; population affinity; craniofacial variation; geometric morphometrics
TL;DR: This work proposes replacing the assumption of continental ancestry with a population structure approach that combines microevolutionary and cultural factors with historical events in the examination of population affinity, and results indicate groups are not patterned by the ancestry trifecta. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 2, 2021

2021 article

Ethical dilemmas in skeletal collection utilization: Implications of the Black Lives Matter movement on the anatomical and anthropological sciences

Williams, S. E., & Ross, A. H. (2021, December 2). ANATOMICAL RECORD-ADVANCES IN INTEGRATIVE ANATOMY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY.

By: S. Williams* & A. Ross n

author keywords: anatomical sciences; marginalized; museum collections; skeletal remains
MeSH headings : Black or African American; Humans; Racism; United States
TL;DR: The ethical issues pervasive within United States skeletal collections and forensically relevant issues surrounding the unclaimed decedents of marginalized populations; colonial/imperial ideological formations, which construct and sustain power differentials in anatomization; and conceive of a path forward that prioritizes personhood are explored. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: December 13, 2021

2021 journal article

Technical Note: The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) Map of Identified Osteological Collections

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 328.

By: A. Petaros*, Z. Caplova, E. Verna*, P. Adalian*, E. Baccino*, H. Boer*, E. Cunha*, O. Ekizoglu* ...

author keywords: Forensic anthropology; Physical anthropology; Biological profile; Identified skeletal collections; Anatomical collections
MeSH headings : Bone and Bones; Europe; Forensic Anthropology; Societies
TL;DR: The map of skeletal collections was created in 2017 and currently displays information on 153 identified osteological collections located in 41 different countries, with a short analysis of the type, geographical location and content of the collections included in the map. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 26, 2021

2021 article

The need to incorporate human variation and evolutionary theory in forensic anthropology: A call for reform

Ross, A. H., & Pilloud, M. (2021, August 8). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY.

By: A. Ross n & M. Pilloud*

author keywords: ancestry; forensic anthropology; paradigm shift; population affinity; population structure; racism
MeSH headings : Biological Evolution; Forensic Anthropology; Humans; Phenotype
TL;DR: The practice of ancestry estimation needs to abandon the terms ancestry and race completely and recalibrate to an analysis of population affinity, focusing on evolutionary theory, population history, trait selection, and population-level reference samples. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 23, 2021

2021 article

Unique Lucayan sand dune burials at the Rolling Heads site, Long Island, The Bahamas

Keegan, W. F., Young, C. B., LeFebvre, M. J., Pateman, M. P., Hanna, J. A., Newsom, L. A., … Ross, A. H. (2021, October 25). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY.

By: W. Keegan*, C. Young*, M. LeFebvre*, M. Pateman*, J. Hanna*, L. Newsom*, B. Mistretta*, A. Ciofalo*, A. Ross n

author keywords: burial practices; Caribbean archaeology; Lucayan osteoarchaeology; The Bahamas
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: November 8, 2021

2020 journal article

Faces Divulge the Origins of Caribbean Prehistoric Inhabitants

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1).

By: A. Ross n, W. Keegan*, M. Pateman & C. Young*

MeSH headings : Caribbean Region; Demography / methods; Face; Humans; Phylogeny; Population Dynamics
TL;DR: This study clarified the larger picture of Caribbean migrations and supports evidence for a Carib invasion of the Greater Antilles around AD 800 and identifies groups from Hispaniola and Jamaica and not to Cuban inhabitants. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 10, 2020

2020 journal article

Strengthening the role of forensic anthropology in personal identification: Position statement by the Board of the Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE)

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 315.

By: H. Boer*, Z. Obertova*, E. Cunha, P. Adalian, E. Baccino*, T. Fracasso, E. Kranioti*, P. Lefevre* ...

author keywords: Forensic anthropology; Identification; Methodology; Postmortem; Antemortem; DVI
MeSH headings : Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology; Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging; Forensic Anthropology; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Mass Casualty Incidents; Photography; Societies, Scientific; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
TL;DR: It remains essential to raise awareness among forensic practitioners, law enforcement, and judiciary professionals on the utility of forensic anthropology in cases where it can provide sufficient information for identification, particularly in situations with limited availability of traditional identification methods. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 12, 2020

2019 journal article

Bone Mineral Density Adult Age Estimation in Forensic Anthropology: A Test of the DXAGE Application

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 64(4), 1125–1128.

By: J. Bethard*, J. Berger*, J. Maiers* & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic sciences; forensic anthropology; age-at-death estimation; bone mineral density; DXAGE; NHANES
MeSH headings : Absorptiometry, Photon; Adult; Age Determination by Skeleton / methods; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bone Density; Datasets as Topic; Female; Femur / diagnostic imaging; Forensic Anthropology; Health Surveys; Humans; Internet; Middle Aged; Software; Young Adult
TL;DR: While BMD data are potentially useful for predicting age age‐at‐death, the DXAGE application should be used cautiously in forensic anthropological contexts, and there is a weak correlation between predicted and actual age. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 22, 2019

2019 personal communication

Commentary on: Stephan CN, Ross AH. Letter to the Editor-A Code of Practice for the Establishment and Use of Authentic Human Skeleton Collections in Forensic Anthropology. J Forensic Sci 2018;63(5):1604-7 Response

Stephan, C. N., & Ross, A. H. (2019, September).

By: C. Stephan* & A. Ross*

MeSH headings : Algorithms; Forensic Anthropology; Humans
TL;DR: The author trusts that this represents a good-faith slip rather than a bid for stakeholder censorship given Dr. Albanese and Dr. Cardoso’s stipulation that skeleton collection funding arrangements warrant stakeholder consultation and welcomes the opportunity to redress these below. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: October 7, 2019

2019 journal article

Complex Nature of Hominin Dispersals: Ecogeographical and Climatic Evidence for Pre-Contact Craniofacial Variation

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9.

By: A. Ross n & D. Ubelaker*

MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Animals; Biological Evolution; Climate; Cluster Analysis; Ecology; Environment; Facial Bones / anatomy & histology; Geography; Hominidae / anatomy & histology; Skull / anatomy & histology; Spatial Analysis
TL;DR: It is shown that craniofacial variation is not the result of a single mechanism but is a much more complex interaction of environmental and microevolutionary forces. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: April 20, 2020

2019 book

Dismemberments : perspectives in forensic anthropology and legal medicine

Ann Ross

Ed(s): A. Ross & E. Cunha

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 4, 2021

2019 journal article

The Status of Forensic Anthropology in Europe and South Africa: Results of the 2016 FASE Questionnaire on Forensic Anthropology

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 64(4), 1017–1025.

By: Z. Obertova, P. Adalian, E. Baccino*, E. Cunha*, H. De Boer*, T. Fracasso*, E. Kranioti*, P. Lefevre* ...

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; survey; education; practice; identification
MeSH headings : Age Determination by Skeleton; Biometric Identification; Employment; Europe; Forensic Anthropology / education; Forensic Anthropology / organization & administration; Humans; Societies, Scientific; South Africa; Surveys and Questionnaires
TL;DR: An online questionnaire was sent to European and South African practitioners of forensic anthropology and related disciplines in 2016 showed that the status and roles of forensic anthropologists vary depending on the national legal systems, education, and employment status of the practitioners. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: July 22, 2019

2018 journal article

Biological sex variation in bone mineral density in the cranium and femur

SCIENCE & JUSTICE, 58(4), 287–291.

By: A. Paschall n & A. Ross n

author keywords: BMD; Age; Sex; Cranium; Femur
MeSH headings : Absorptiometry, Photon; Adult; Age Determination by Skeleton / methods; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Aging; Analysis of Variance; Bone Density; Female; Femur / anatomy & histology; Femur / diagnostic imaging; Forensic Anthropology; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Regression Analysis; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Skull / anatomy & histology; Skull / diagnostic imaging; Young Adult
TL;DR: Results indicate age and sex dependent changes in BMD especially for individuals over the age of 55, which offers improvement from current aging methods for older individuals. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Decomposition of juvenile-sized remains: a macro- and microscopic perspective

Forensic Sciences Research, 3(4), 310–319.

By: A. Ross n & A. Hale n

author keywords: Forensic sciences; postmortem interval; decomposition; juvenile remains; microscopic alteration; histology
TL;DR: Results indicate that seasonal variation is an important factor to consider even when using a standardized time variable such as accumulated degree days (ADD), particularly variation in soil moisture, and that the OHI model performed moderately well, but was variable even within seasons across multiple years. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2018 journal article

Scanning Skeletal Remains for Bone Mineral Density in Forensic Contexts

JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS, (131).

By: A. Hale n & A. Ross n

author keywords: Medicine; Issue 131; Bone mineral density; BMD; skeletal remains; fatal starvation; child neglect; dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry; DXA; survivability; forensic anthropology
MeSH headings : Absorptiometry, Photon / methods; Adolescent; Adult; Body Remains / diagnostic imaging; Bone Density / physiology; Female; Forensic Sciences / methods; Humans; Male; Radionuclide Imaging / methods
TL;DR: A protocol for the anatomical orientation and analysis of skeletal remains for scanning via dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is provided, which shows low bone mineral density for chronological age and is substantiated by traditional assessments of infant health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
5. Gender Equality (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A reflection on the maintenance of identified skeletal collections state of preservation

La Revue De Médecine Légale, 8(4), 186.

By: M. Ferreira*, A. Ross n & E. Cunha*

Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2017 journal article

Bone mineral density and wounding capacity of handguns: implications for estimation of caliber

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, 131(1), 161–166.

By: A. Paschall n & A. Ross n

author keywords: BMD; Caliber; Gunshot; Cranial; Wounding potential
MeSH headings : Absorptiometry, Photon; Bone Density; Firearms; Forensic Ballistics; Humans; Multivariate Analysis; Skull / diagnostic imaging; Skull / injuries; Wounds, Gunshot / pathology
TL;DR: The results show that the inclusion of BMD strengthens the model for estimating caliber from entrance gunshot defects, and the logistic regression shows that caliber can be estimated from minimum diameter. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Cranial Variation and Biodistance in Three Imperial Roman Cemeteries

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, 27(5), 880–887.

By: S. Hens* & A. Ross n

author keywords: genetic distance; geometric morphometrics; MorphoJ
TL;DR: Examining regional biological variation in Italy during Imperial Roman times using three samples exhibiting distinctive class and economic systems supports previous studies using traditional craniometrics and dental metrics showing group similarity across the Italian peninsula and a separation between more northern and southern groups. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Frontal Sinus Development and Juvenile Age Estimation

ANATOMICAL RECORD-ADVANCES IN INTEGRATIVE ANATOMY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 300(9), 1609–1617.

By: K. Moore n & A. Ross n

author keywords: frontal sinus; development; age estimation; juvenile
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Age Determination by Skeleton; Child; Child, Preschool; Female; Frontal Sinus / diagnostic imaging; Frontal Sinus / growth & development; Humans; Infant; Male; Racial Groups
TL;DR: The results of the logistic regression suggest that developmental phase is an accurate indicator of age (P <.0001), however, the age ranges can be quite wide and should be utilized alongside other established methods of age estimation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Human identification and global patterns of craniofacial variation

La Revue De Médecine Légale, 8(4), 180.

By: A. Ross n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: November 21, 2020

2017 journal article

The Impact of Freezing on Bone Mineral Density: Implications for Forensic Research

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 62(2), 399–404.

By: A. Hale n & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; bone mineral density; freezing; experimental studies; longitudinal analysis
MeSH headings : Absorptiometry, Photon; Animals; Body Weight; Bone Density; Cryopreservation; Forensic Medicine; Swine; Time Factors
TL;DR: Whether freezing could potentially bias experimental results by analyzing changes in bone mineral density (BMD) with the freezing of remains over time was determined to be questionable. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The virtual approach to the assessment of skeletal injuries in human skeletal remains of forensic importance

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 49, 59–75.

By: P. Urbanova*, A. Ross n, M. Jurda* & I. Splichalova*

author keywords: Perimortem skeletal injuries; Reassembly; Virtual approach; 3D printing
MeSH headings : Adult; Computer Simulation; Foot Bones / injuries; Foot Bones / pathology; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Fractures, Bone / pathology; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Male; Middle Aged; Printing, Three-Dimensional; Skull Fractures / pathology; Wounds, Gunshot / pathology; Wounds, Penetrating / pathology
TL;DR: The present study employs a 3D virtual approach to assess mechanisms of skeletal injuries, and provides an expert opinion of causative tools in three forensic cases involving human skeletal remains where integrity was compromised by multiple peri- or postmortem alterations resulting in fragmentation and/or incompleteness (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Advanced methods in 3-D craniofacial morphological analysis

Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives, 61–90.

By: P. Urbanova & A. Ross

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Comment 5: A forensic anthropologist can be a bioarchaeologist, but should a bioarchaeologist be a forensic anthropologist?

Intersecciones En Antropologia, 17(2), 155–156.

By: A. Ross

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Complexity of assessing migrant death place of origin

Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives, 265–283.

By: A. Ross, C. Juarez & P. Urbanova

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Contribution of quantitative methods in forensic anthropology a new era

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology, 2nd Edition, 622–634.

By: A. Ross & E. Kimmerle

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Cribra orbitalia: Prevalence in contemporary populations

Clinical Anatomy, 29(7), 823–830.

By: M. Steyn*, S. Voeller n, D. Botha* & A. Ross n

author keywords: cribra orbitalia; South Africa; North America; anemia
MeSH headings : Adult; Bone Development; Bone Diseases, Developmental / epidemiology; Bone Diseases, Developmental / pathology; Child; Humans; North America / epidemiology; Orbit / pathology; Paleopathology; Porosity; South Africa / epidemiology
TL;DR: It seems that CO is still present in modern populations, and that health may indeed have declined for some groups in recent times. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2016 journal article

Establishing Standards for Side-by-Side Radiographic Comparisons

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY, 37(2), 86–94.

By: A. Ross n, A. Lanfear n & A. Maxwell n

author keywords: forensic radiology; decedent identification; cranium; chest; femur
MeSH headings : Coroners and Medical Examiners; Decision Trees; Femur / diagnostic imaging; Forensic Anthropology / standards; Humans; Likelihood Functions; Radiography / standards; Skull / diagnostic imaging; Spine / diagnostic imaging
TL;DR: This study established the minimum number of concordant areas needed to confirm positive identifications in 3 standard radiographic views. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Sex, Ancestral, and Pattern Type Variation of Fingerprint Minutiae: A Forensic Perspective on Anthropological Dermatoglyphics

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 160(4), 625–632.

By: N. Fournier* & A. Ross n

author keywords: minutiae; population variation; genetics; environment
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Anthropology, Physical; Black People / statistics & numerical data; Dermatoglyphics; Environment; Female; Humans; Male; White People / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Significant minutiae variation between ancestral groups yields information that is valuable in both a forensic and anthropological setting, and Logistic regression results suggest that total bifurcations can predict the ancestry of an individual. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 review

Skeletal and radiological manifestations of child abuse: Implications for study in past populations

[Review of ]. CLINICAL ANATOMY, 29(7), 844–853.

By: A. Ross n & C. Juarez n

author keywords: child abuse; physical abuse; skeletal indicators; disease mimicry; fatal neglect
MeSH headings : Battered Child Syndrome / diagnosis; Battered Child Syndrome / diagnostic imaging; Battered Child Syndrome / pathology; Bone Remodeling; Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging; Bone and Bones / pathology; Child Abuse / diagnosis; Fatal Outcome; Fractures, Bone / diagnostic imaging; Fractures, Bone / pathology; Humans; Infant; Male; Radiography; Starvation / diagnostic imaging; Starvation / pathology
TL;DR: The skeletal and radiological manifestation of physical abuse and fatal neglect and recommendations to assess child malt treatment from past populations are presented and a recent child homicide is presented to illustrate the difficulty in assessing child maltreatment. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Study on the criteria for assessing skull-face correspondence in craniofacial superimposition

LEGAL MEDICINE, 23, 59–70.

By: O. Ibanez*, A. Valsecchi*, F. Cavalli, M. Isabel Huete, B. Rosario Campomanes-Alvarez*, C. Campomanes-Alvarez*, R. Vicente*, D. Navega* ...

author keywords: Forensic anthropology; Physical anthropology; Craniofacial identification; Craniofacial superimposition; Skull-face overlay; Craniofacial relationships
MeSH headings : Autopsy; Face / anatomy & histology; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Photography; Skull / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: Results did not show strong associations, however, important insights to address lack of standards were provided and a novel methodology for understanding and standardizing identification methods based on the observation of morphological patterns has been proposed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

A Geometric Morphometric Study of Regional Craniofacial Variation in Mexico

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, 25(6), 795–804.

By: A. Humphries*, A. Maxwell*, A. Ross n & D. Ubelaker*

author keywords: geometric morphometrics; craniofacial variation; craniometrics
TL;DR: The results from this analysis demonstrate that all groups are significantly different from one another supporting other findings that have shown that the indigenous populations of the New World are heterogeneous and that this variation may also contribute to the heterogeneity of contemporary populations. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Craniofacial plasticity in ancient Peru

ANTHROPOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 72(2), 169–183.

By: J. Stone, K. Chew, A. Ross* & J. Verano

author keywords: craniometric data; cranial shape variation; genetic diversity; environmental adaptation
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Biological / physiology; Anthropology, Physical; Cephalometry; Environment; Face / anatomy & histology; Female; Genetic Variation; Humans; Indians, South American / statistics & numerical data; Male; Peru; Skull / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: Examination of samples from throughout Peru indicates that all groups are significantly different from one another with the closest relationship between Yauyos and Jahuay, two sites that are located geographically close in central Peru but in very different ecozones. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Sex estimation from the tarsal bones in a Portuguese sample: a machine learning approach

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LEGAL MEDICINE, 129(3), 651–659.

By: D. Navega*, R. Vicente*, D. Vieira*, A. Ross n & E. Cunha*

author keywords: Sex estimation; Forensic anthropology; Tarsal bones; Machine learning
MeSH headings : Adult; Aged; Algorithms; Female; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Machine Learning; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Statistical; Portugal; Postmortem Changes; Reproducibility of Results; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Tarsal Bones / anatomy & histology; Young Adult
TL;DR: Results showed that tarsal bone sex-related variation can be easily captured with a high degree of repeatability and show that machine learning algorithm are an important tool the forensic practitioners should consider when developing new standards for sex estimation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Study on the performance of different craniofacial superimposition approaches (I)

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 257, 496–503.

By: O. Ibanez*, R. Vicente*, D. Navega*, C. Wilkinson*, P. Jayaprakash*, M. Huete*, T. Briers, R. Hardiman* ...

author keywords: Forensic anthropology; Craniofacial superimposition; MEPROCS; Craniofacial identification
MeSH headings : Datasets as Topic; Decision Making; Face / anatomy & histology; Female; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Male; Photography; Reproducibility of Results; Skull / anatomy & histology; Software
TL;DR: This study aims to analyse the performance of a diverse set of CFS methodologies and the corresponding technical approaches when dealing with a common dataset of real-world cases to better understand the most convenient characteristics of every method included in this study. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

A Radiographic Study on the Utility of Cranial Vault Outlines for Positive Identifications

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 59(2), 314–318.

By: A. Maxwell n & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; radiograph; cranial vault; elliptic Fourier analysis; positive identification
MeSH headings : Cephalometry; Forensic Anthropology; Fourier Analysis; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Radiography; Skull / anatomy & histology; Skull / diagnostic imaging
TL;DR: The visual accuracy test and elliptic Fourier analysis shows that vault outlines may not be unique enough for positive identifications when used as a sole indicator. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

A brief history of fatal child maltreatment and neglect

Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, 10(3), 413–422.

By: A. Ross n & C. Juarez n

author keywords: Child maltreatment; Neglect; Etiology of non-accidental trauma; Risk factors
MeSH headings : Age Factors; Cause of Death; Child; Child Abuse / diagnosis; Child Abuse / history; Child Abuse / mortality; Child Nutrition Disorders / diagnosis; Child Nutrition Disorders / history; Child Nutrition Disorders / mortality; Child Nutrition Disorders / physiopathology; Child, Preschool; Forensic Medicine / methods; History, 21st Century; Humans; Infant; Infant Nutrition Disorders / diagnosis; Infant Nutrition Disorders / history; Infant Nutrition Disorders / mortality; Infant Nutrition Disorders / physiopathology; Malnutrition / diagnosis; Malnutrition / history; Malnutrition / mortality; Malnutrition / physiopathology; Nutritional Status; Risk Factors; Shaken Baby Syndrome / mortality; United States / epidemiology; Wounds and Injuries / diagnosis; Wounds and Injuries / history; Wounds and Injuries / mortality
TL;DR: In this review, common diagnostic characteristics and patterns of non-accidental injuries and neglect as a result of nutritional deprivation are outlined. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2014 journal article

Secular trends in Cherokee cranial morphology: Eastern vs Western bands

ANNALS OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, 41(6), 511–517.

By: R. Sutphin n, A. Ross n & R. Jantz*

author keywords: Cherokee; cranial morphology; environment; secular trend
MeSH headings : Cephalometry; Environment; Female; Humans; Indians, North American; Male; Regression Analysis; Sex Factors
TL;DR: These findings support negative secular trend occurring for both Cherokee bands where the environment made a detrimental impact; this is especially marked with the Western Cherokee band. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Testing the reliability of software tools in sex and ancestry estimation in a multi-ancestral Brazilian sample

LEGAL MEDICINE, 16(5), 264–273.

By: P. Urbanova*, A. Ross n, M. Jurda* & M. Nogueira*

author keywords: Brazilian crania; Ancestry assessment; Sex assessment; FORDISC; 3D-ID
MeSH headings : Brazil; Female; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Male; Population Groups / ethnology; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Software / standards
TL;DR: Testing the accuracy of ancestry and sex assessment using four identification software tools shows that regardless of the software algorithm employed and composition of the reference database, all methods were able to allocate approximately 50% of Brazilian specimens to an appropriate major reference group. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Radiocarbon Dating: Implications for Establishing a Forensic Context

Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 4(3-4), 96–104.

By: N. Fournier n & A. Ross n

Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2012 journal article

Corrigendum to “New identification criteria for the Chilean population: Estimation of sex and stature” [Forensic Sci. Int. 204 (2011) 206.e1–206.e3]

Forensic Science International, 223(1-3), 376.

By: A. Ross n & M. Manneschi*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: August 28, 2020

2011 journal article

Corrigendum to “Time-since-death and bone weathering in a tropical environment” [Forensic Science International 204 (2011) 126–133]

Forensic Science International, 211(1-3), 101–102.

By: A. Ross n & S. Cunningham n

Source: Crossref
Added: August 28, 2020

2011 journal article

Epidemiology of Genocide: An Example from the Former Yugoslavia

Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 2(2), 94–102.

By: A. Maxwell n & A. Ross n

TL;DR: This study may be the first to outline the health status of victims of genocide and identify group marginalization as a path to genocide and shed light on the current health problems that still need to be addressed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2011 journal article

Implications of dimorphism, population variation, and secular change in estimating population affinity in the Iberian Peninsula

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 206(1-3).

By: A. Ross n, D. Ubelaker* & E. Kimmerle*

author keywords: Craniofacial variation; Sexual dimorphism; Iberian Peninsula; Forensic Anthropology Population Data
MeSH headings : Anthropology, Physical; Cephalometry; Discriminant Analysis; Female; Forensic Anthropology; History, 16th Century; History, 17th Century; History, 19th Century; Humans; Male; Portugal; Principal Component Analysis; Sex Characteristics; Skull / anatomy & histology; Spain; White People / history
TL;DR: Results suggest moderate variation among the samples and suggest that varying patterns of regional variation, sexual dimorphism and secular change represent important factors to be considered in the evaluation of population affinity using craniometric approaches. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

New identification criteria for the Chilean population: Estimation of sex and stature

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 204(1-3).

By: A. Ross n & M. Jose Manneschi*

author keywords: Stature estimation; Chileans; Bayes' Theorem
MeSH headings : Bayes Theorem; Body Height; Chile; Discriminant Analysis; Female; Femur / anatomy & histology; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Humerus / anatomy & histology; Male; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Tibia / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: The purpose of this study is to present newly developed local identification criteria for the estimation of sex from the postcrania and stature for Chileans using a Bayesian approach. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

The Effect of Weight on the Femur: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 56(2), 339–343.

By: G. Agostini* & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; obesity; long bones; cross-section; bone functional adaptation
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Anatomy, Cross-Sectional; Body Mass Index; Femur / pathology; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Male; Multivariate Analysis; Obesity / pathology
TL;DR: Femora of 121 white men divided into two weight classes based on body mass index (BMI) of the deceased showed a correct classification rate of 88% in normal weight and 77% in overweight individuals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Time-since-death and bone weathering in a tropical environment

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 204(1-3), 126–133.

By: A. Ross n & S. Cunningham

author keywords: Bone weathering; Skeletal preservation; Tropical climate; Panama; Coiba Island; Buried remains
TL;DR: Through the fieldwork analysis a decomposition timeline, specific for the Coiba micro-environment, was created, which can be used to estimate time since burial in other areas whose local context is similar to that found on Coiba. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 article

Time-since-death and bone weathering in a tropical environment (vol 204, pg 126, 2011)

Forensic Science International, Vol. 211, pp. 101–102.

By: A. Ross & S. Cunningham

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

A Geometric Morphometric Approach to Sex Determination of the Human Adult Os Coxa

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 55(4), 859–864.

By: J. Bytheway* & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; sex determination; os coxa; geometric morphometrics; discriminant function analysis
MeSH headings : Adult; Black People; Discriminant Analysis; Female; Forensic Anthropology; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Male; Pelvic Bones / anatomy & histology; Principal Component Analysis; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Software; White People
TL;DR: Three‐dimensional landmark coordinate data collected from various landmarks located over the entire bone to determine whether there were significant sex differences local to the landmarks showed that sex and size have a significant effect on shape for both European Americans and African Americans. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Craniofacial Growth, Maturation, and Change: Teens to Midadulthood

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 21(2), 458–461.

By: A. Ross* & S. Williams

author keywords: Subadult; morphological variation; geometric morphometrics; cranial growth
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Bone Development / physiology; Brain / growth & development; Cephalometry / methods; Cohort Studies; Facial Bones / anatomy & histology; Facial Bones / growth & development; Frontal Bone / growth & development; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods; Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods; Orbit / growth & development; Skull / anatomy & histology; Skull / growth & development; Temporal Bone / growth & development; Young Adult; Zygoma / growth & development
TL;DR: The findings suggest that adult form is attained several years earlier than commonly thought and corroborate other research that suggest that subtle changes in cranial morphology continue throughout adulthood. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Immigrants, Undocumented Workers, Runaways, Transients and the Homeless: Towards Contextual Identification Among Unidentified Decedents

Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 1(4), 178–186.

By: E. Kimmerle*, A. Falsetti* & A. Ross n

TL;DR: The demographic structures, mobility patterns, and contextual factors about unidentified cases are compared to those who have been identified and recommendations for policy are discussed. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2010 report

Integrating learning, discovery, and engagement through the scholarship of engagement

In Technical Report- Not held in TRLN member libraries. Raleigh, NC: NCSU Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development.

By: T. Engagement

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Effect of Intentional Cranial Modification on Craniofacial Landmarks: A Three-Dimensional Perspective

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, 20(6), 2185–2187.

By: A. Ross n & D. Ubelaker*

author keywords: Craniofacial morphology; deformed crania; geometric morphometrics
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Anatomy, Cross-Sectional; Cephalometry; History, Medieval; Humans; Indians, South American / history; Peru; Skull / anatomy & histology
TL;DR: Samples of both clinically normal and modified crania recovered from the same archeological site in Peru were studied using a three-dimensional approach to evaluate differences in landmark location and it was revealed that vault modification had no significant effect on the locations of landmarks of the facial and basal regions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Pattern of injury in child fatalities resulting from child abuse

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 188(1-3), 99–102.

By: A. Ross n, S. Abel* & D. Radisch*

author keywords: Child abuse; Fatalities; Injury pattern
MeSH headings : Age Distribution; Child; Child Abuse / mortality; Child Abuse / statistics & numerical data; Child, Preschool; Female; Forensic Medicine; Homicide / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Male; North Carolina / epidemiology; Racial Groups / statistics & numerical data; Sex Distribution; Wounds and Injuries / mortality
TL;DR: The purpose of this study is to further examine the pattern of bony injuries in child maltreatment fatalities, with an emphasis on the prevalence of antemortem fractures and the presence of associated perimortem fractures. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Craniometric Patterning within Ancient Peru

Latin American Antiquity, 19(2), 158–166.

By: A. Ross*, D. Ubelaker* & S. Guillén

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: Crossref
Added: February 24, 2020

2008 journal article

Craniometric patterning within ancient Peru

LATIN AMERICAN ANTIQUITY, 19(2), 158–166.

By: A. Ross, D. Ubelaker & S. Guillen

Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Detecting an Undiagnosed Case of Nonsyndromic Facial Dysmorphism Using Geometric Morphometrics

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 53(6), 1308–1312.

By: S. Harris n & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; craniosynostosis; identification
MeSH headings : Adult; Craniofacial Abnormalities / diagnosis; Female; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Homicide; Humans; Palate / abnormalities; Palate / pathology; Sacrum / pathology; Skull / pathology; Spina Bifida Occulta / pathology
TL;DR: Traditional metric and geometric morphometric approaches were utilized to further investigate morphological shape differences between the case study and a reference sample, and results show significant differences suggesting a nonsyndromic form of craniosynostosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 article

Sexual dimorphism in America: Geometric morphometric analysis of the craniofacial region

Kimmerle, E. H., Ross, A., & Slice, D. (2008, January). JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, Vol. 53, pp. 54–57.

By: E. Kimmerle*, A. Ross n & D. Slice*

author keywords: forensic science; sexual dimorphism; sex estimation; geometric morphometrics
MeSH headings : Black People; Female; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Male; Multivariate Analysis; Principal Component Analysis; Sex Characteristics; Sex Determination by Skeleton / methods; Skull / anatomy & histology; United States; White People
TL;DR: The consistency between American groups is interesting as it suggests that population differences in sexual dimorphism may result more from human variation in size than allometric variation in craniofacial morphology. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Testing repeatability and error of coordinate landmark data acquired from crania

JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, 53(4), 782–785.

By: A. Ross n & S. Williams*

author keywords: forensic science; cranial landmarks; repeatability; geometric morphometrics
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Forensic Anthropology / standards; Humans; Observer Variation; Reproducibility of Results; Skull / anatomy & histology; Software
TL;DR: Researchers are cautioned to be mindful of type 3 landmarks measurement discrepancies when selecting landmarks for coordinate data evaluation, as these landmarks contain a substantial arbitrary component. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 article

Sex determination from hand and foot bone lengths

Case, D. T., & Ross, A. H. (2007, March). JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, Vol. 52, pp. 264–270.

By: D. Case n & A. Ross n

author keywords: forensic science; forensic anthropology; metacarpals; metatarsals; phalanges; sex estimation
MeSH headings : Discriminant Analysis; Female; Foot Bones / anatomy & histology; Forensic Anthropology / methods; Hand Bones / anatomy & histology; Humans; Male; Sex Characteristics; White People
TL;DR: It is suggested that length measures are more appropriate than robusticity measures for sex estimation, and the phalanges were better sex discriminators than either the metacarpals or metatarsals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 review

Bodies of evidence: Burial, memory and the recovery of missing persons in Cyprus.

[Review of ]. American Anthropologist, 108(3), 571–572.

By: A. Ross & P. Cassia

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

Cranial evidence of pre-contact multiple population expansions in the Caribbean

Caribbean Journal of Science, 40(3), 291–298.

By: A. Ross

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

Population affinities of 19th century Cuban Crania: Implications for identification criteria in south Florida Cuban Americans

Journal of Forensic Sciences, 49(1), 16-.

By: A. Ross, D. Slice, D. Ubelaker & A. Falsetti

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 journal article

Regional isolation in the Balkan region: An analysis of craniofacial variation

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 124(1), 73–80.

By: A. Ross n

author keywords: craniometrics; human variation; multivariate statistics; Balkans
MeSH headings : Anthropology, Physical; Anthropometry; Bosnia and Herzegovina / ethnology; Croatia / ethnology; Face / anatomy & histology; Geography; Greece; Humans; Skull / anatomy & histology; United States; White People
TL;DR: There is considerable variation among groups of European ancestry and Bosnians and Croatians who are thought to be relatively homogenous and historically to originate from the same Slav ancestry show local variations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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