Class Notes (1,100,000)

CA (620,000)

Western (60,000)

ANTH (900)

ANTH 2235A/B (60)

Eldon Molto (60)

Lecture

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Procedures

o Measure on an osteometric board the maximum length of long

bones

o Sex and age of specimen

o Insert the value (in centimeters for the average of two bones with

the lowest standard error) into the proper racial regression formula

o Calculate range of stature for the individual range

Measuring Long Bones on an Osteometric Board

o Description of the measurements must be succinct and clear to

avoid inter and intra-observer errors

o Also all measuring instruments should be calibrated and the whole

sample should in theory be measured with the same instrument

o What bone is being measured on this osteometric board?

Stature Calculation

o You have an skeleton that is estimated to be from a Caucasian

male

o The following measurements (MM) of the infracranial long bones

were computed

Femur

Right: 478, Left: 480

Tibia

Right: 403, Left: 405

Fibula

Right: 386, Left: 388

o Using the regression formulae from the table on the previous slide

calculate the mean and range of the stature (1 Standard Deviation)

of this individual using American measurement system

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