Flashcards in Forensic Exam Midterm Deck (60)
Father of American Forensic Anthropology
Thomas Dwight (1843-1911)
Identified the remains in the Leutgart case as human
Zoologist who became interested in dermatoglyphics and facial reconstruction
Harris H. Wilder
First to provide stature information on Chinese
Founder of the AAPA who worked on race estimations
Worked with a massive skeletal collection and developed an age estimation method based on the pubic symphysis
T. Wingate Todd
Anatomist from WashU who built a large skeletal collection
Robert J. Terry
Mentor to Dr. Bass and published the Guide to the Identification of Human Skeletal Material in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
CILHI—what is the current name?
Central Identification Laboratory Hawaii: name changed to Joint POW/MIA Accounting Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC-CIL).
First anthropologist at CILHI, worked at Kentucky, introduced Bass to anthropology.
worked with Terry at WashU, replaced Snow at CILHI, and worked on stature estimation with Gleser
Identification of the Korean War dead at CILHI
T. Dale Stewart
Founded the modern anthropology department at UT and the skeletal collection that now exceeds 1,000 individuals.
Describe the requirements of the Daubert Rule
Testimony content must be testable with the scientific method, there must be professional standards, and error rates must be known and used.
What was formed in response to Daubert and from criticism from the scientific community?
SWGANTH: Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology
brain case is very reduced in size
What is a bipartite parietal?
When the parietal bone develops from two parts and there is a suture between them.
What is the best way to sex a subadult skeleton?
2,000 individuals from NYC
4,000 individuals from Cleveland, OH
2,000 individuals from St. Louis housed now at the Smithsonian
1,100 Individuals from Eastern USA housed at UT
2,000 hyoids, 2,000 clavicles from Eastern TN
50 fetal individuals at the Smithsonian Institution
50 fetal individuals at WashU
230 individuals from USA, mostly NM
University of New Mexico Documented Collection
Males tend to have a ___ chin; females a ___ chin
square males, female rounded