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Revision of the Fully Technique for Estimating Statures Michelle H. Raxter,1
 

Summary: Revision of the Fully Technique for Estimating Statures
Michelle H. Raxter,1
* Benjamin M. Auerbach,2
and Christopher B. Ruff2
1
Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052
2
Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore,
Maryland 21205
KEY WORDS stature estimation; anatomical method; living stature; skeletal height
ABSTRACT The ``anatomical'' method of Fully ([1956]
Ann. Legale Med. 35:266273) for reconstructing stature,
involving the addition of skeletal elements from the calca-
neus to the skull, has been increasingly used in anthropo-
logical and forensic contexts, but has undergone little sys-
tematic testing on samples other than the original sample
used to develop the technique. The original description by
Fully of the method also does not provide completely
explicit directions for taking all of the necessary measure-
ments. This study tested the accuracy and applicability of

  

Source: Auerbach, Benjamin M. - Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine