Brief communication: a proposed method for the assessment of pubertal stage in human skeletal remains using cervical vertebrae maturation.

@article{Shapland2014BriefCA,
  title={Brief communication: a proposed method for the assessment of pubertal stage in human skeletal remains using cervical vertebrae maturation.},
  author={Fiona Shapland and Mary Elizabeth Lewis},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={153 1},
  pages={144-53}
}
The assessment of age-at-death in non-adult skeletal remains is under constant review. However, in many past societies an individual's physical maturation may have been more important in social terms than their exact age, particularly during the period of adolescence. In a recent article (Shapland and Lewis: Am J Phys Anthropol 151 (2013) 302-310) highlighted a set of dental and skeletal indicators that may be useful in mapping the progress of the pubertal growth spurt. This article presents a… CONTINUE READING
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