Ancestry assessment using random forest modeling.

  title={Ancestry assessment using random forest modeling.},
  author={Joseph T Hefner and M Kate Spradley and Bruce E Anderson},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={59 3},
A skeletal assessment of ancestry relies on morphoscopic traits and skeletal measurements. Using a sample of American Black (n = 38), American White (n = 39), and Southwest Hispanics (n = 72), the present study investigates whether these data provide similar biological information and combines both data types into a single classification using a random forest model (RFM). Our results indicate that both data types provide similar information concerning the relationships among population groups… CONTINUE READING

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