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The fifteenth‐ and twentieth‐century colonization of the Basin of Mexico by the Great‐tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Historical evidence indicates that Great-tailed Grackles colonized the Basin of Mexico from the Gulf Coast lowlands in the fifteenth century. They were probably assisted by an intentionalExpand
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Skeletal Identification by Radiographic Comparison: Blind Tests of a Morphoscopic Method Using Antemortem Chest Radiographs *,†,‡
Abstract:  This study investigated the value of antemortem (AM) and postmortem (PM) radiographs of the claviculae and C3‐T4 vertebrae to identify skeletons of missing U.S. soldiers from past militaryExpand
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Colonization and microevolution in Formative Oaxaca, Mexico
Abstract Linguistic evidence indicates that the Zapotecan languages spread from the Central Valleys of Oaxaca to the southwest during the Middle and Late Formative (800 BC‐AD 250), and to the northExpand
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Application of Low Copy Number STR Typing to the Identification of Aged, Degraded Skeletal Remains *
Abstract:  Low copy number (LCN) STR typing was successfully applied to four interesting cases during developmental validation of the approach for degraded skeletal remains. Specific questions wereExpand
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Odontometric microevolution in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Tooth crown lengths, breadths, and areas were compared from five sequential human skeletal samples from the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, spanning the period from 1600 BC to AD 1521. Almost all of theExpand
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Sampling of the cranium for mitochondrial DNA analysis of human skeletal remains
Abstract Sampling of cranial fragments for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis is a common practice for identification of skeletonized human remains. The Armed Forces DNA Identification LaboratoryExpand
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Controlling for Doubt and Uncertainty Through Multiple Lines of Evidence: A New Look at the Mesoamerican Nahua Migrations
Nahuatl represents a relatively recent extension of the Uto-Aztecan language family into Mesoamerica. Ethnohistorians have linked Nahuatl's arrival to the historically attested migrations of nomadicExpand
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Cranial non-metric variation in north and central Mexico.
Fifty cranial non-metric traits were scored on twenty series of crania from north and central Mexico in the American Museum of Natural History. Additional crania from three of the series were scoredExpand
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Culturally modified skeletal remains from the site of Huamelulpan, Oaxaca, Mexico
A series of crania from the site of Huamelulpan, Oaxaca, Mexico (400 BC to AD 800), were examined. Four showed notable cultural modifications. One exhibited a healed trephination, while the otherExpand
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Field Contamination of Skeletonized Human Remains with Exogenous DNA
The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory reports the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences of over 800 skeletal samples a year for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command–Central IdentificationExpand
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