Statistical assessment of population variability: a methodological approach.

  title={Statistical assessment of population variability: a methodological approach.},
  author={Pauline Key and R. L. Jantz},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={82 1},
We have implemented a multivariate statistical methodology to assess the degree and pattern of cranial variability in skeletal samples. Specifically, the method is designed to test whether variability in a skeletal sample exceeds "normal within-group variability" defined in the present instance as variability present among crania from a cemetery associated with a village. It involves comparing a covariance matrix derived from a sample of unknown composition to one representing "normal within… CONTINUE READING

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