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Stature Estimation Formulae for Indigenous North American Populations
 

Summary: Stature Estimation Formulae for Indigenous
North American Populations
Benjamin M. Auerbach1,2
* and Christopher B. Ruff3
1
Department of Anthropology, The University of Tennessee--Knoxville, Knoxville, TN 37996
2
Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901
3
Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205
KEY WORDS Native American; regression analysis; inverse calibration; lower limb; limb
proportions
ABSTRACT Stature estimation methods for adult in-
digenous humans from the Americas have generally
relied on a limited number of regression equations. The
available equations, however, are not broadly applicable
to the diversity of the populations that lived in the New
World prior to European colonization. Furthermore,
some equations that have been used were originally
derived from inappropriate reference samples, such as

  

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

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine