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Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis
Modern strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the Americas are closely related to those from Europe, supporting the assumption that human tuberculosis was introduced post-contact. This notion,Expand
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The Effects of Chemical and Heat Maceration Techniques on the Recovery of Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA from Bone *
ABSTRACT: Forensic anthropologists use a number of maceration techniques to facilitate skeletal analysis of personal identity and trauma, but they may unwittingly eliminate valuable DNA evidence inExpand
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A comparison of three established age estimation methods on an adult Spanish sample
Most current methods for adult skeletal age-at-death estimation are based on American samples comprising individuals of European and African ancestry. Our limited understanding of populationExpand
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Hard Evidence: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology
1. Introducing Forensic Anthropology, Dawnie Wolfe Steadman. I. THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND LEGAL NATURE OF FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY CASEWORK IN THE UNITED STATES, DAWNIE WOLFE STEADMAN. 2. The HerringExpand
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Estimation and evidence in forensic anthropology: sex and race.
Forensic anthropology typically uses osteological and/or dental data either to estimate characteristics of unidentified individuals or to serve as evidence in cases where there is a putativeExpand
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Mississippians in motion? A population genetic analysis of interregional gene flow in West-Central Illinois.
Population genetic and biological distance studies of Late Woodland and Mississippian populations from west-central Illinois have provided insight into a number of prehistoric demographic processesExpand
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The Effects of Different Maceration Techniques on Nuclear DNA Amplification Using Human Bone
Abstract:  Forensic anthropologists routinely macerate human bone for the purposes of identity and trauma analysis, but the heat and chemical treatments used can destroy genetic evidence. As aExpand
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Canine scavenging of human remains in an indoor setting.
This case study documents the nearly complete consumption of adult human remains by two domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) inside a residence. While scavenging behavior has been observed for coyotes,Expand
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The scope of anthropological contributions to human rights investigations.
This paper examines the participation of anthropologists in international human rights investigations between 1990 and 1999 by surveying four of the most active organizations, including the ArgentineExpand
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The population shuffle in the central Illinois valley: A diachronic model of Mississippian biocultural interactions
Abstract A new population genetics method is applied to discriminate between processes of extraregional gene flow and intraregional biological continuity within and among three temporally sequentialExpand
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