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The Pretoria Bone Collection: a modern South African skeletal sample.
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Information on the composition of the Pretoria Bone Collection is presented and it is hoped to heighten both national and international awareness of the collection and research opportunities in South Africa. Expand
An evaluation of non-metric cranial traits used to estimate ancestry in a South African sample.
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The purpose of this paper is to address the application of thirteen non-metric traits to estimate ancestry in three South African groups, namely White, Black and "Coloured". Expand
Using multivariate adaptive regression splines to estimate subadult age from diaphyseal dimensions.
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The present study provides applicable age estimation formulae and explores the advantages and disadvantages of different subadult age estimation models using diaphyseal dimensions, which are recommended for younger children and older children. Expand
Estimating the postmortem interval (PMI) using accumulated degree-days (ADD) in a temperate region of South Africa.
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A validation of the study produced poor results as only one pig of 16 fell within the 95% interval when using the formulae, showing that ADD has limited use in the prediction of PMI in a South African setting. Expand
Sex determination from the radius and ulna in a modern South African sample.
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The radius and ulna can be considered moderate discriminators for determining sex in a South African group, however, it is advised that these formulae are used in conjunction with additional methods to determine sex. Expand
The pattern of vertebral osteophyte development in a South African population
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In both the cervical and lumbar regions, osteophyte development was significantly more pronounced in males than females, and possible reasons for differential osteophytic development throughout the vertebral column include the position of the vertebrae in relation to the line of gravity, mobility of the joint and weight bearing. Expand
Application of Fordisc 3.0 to Explore Differences Among Crania of North American and South African Blacks and Whites ,
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FD3, with a modern South African reference sample, can assist South African anthropologists to standardize methodology and to justify procedures for estimating ancestry, revealing differences in sexual dimorphism between population groups. Expand
Ancestry estimation in South Africa using craniometrics and geometric morphometrics.
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The present study demonstrated a correspondence between peer-reported race and morphological differences in the crania of black, white, and coloured South Africans. Expand
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