Zygomaticomaxillary suture shape analyzed with digital morphometrics: reassessing patterns of variation in American Indian and European populations.

@article{Sholts2012ZygomaticomaxillarySS,
  title={Zygomaticomaxillary suture shape analyzed with digital morphometrics: reassessing patterns of variation in American Indian and European populations.},
  author={Sabrina B Sholts and Sebastian K T S W{\"a}rml{\"a}nder},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2012},
  volume={217 1-3},
  pages={234.e1-6}
}
Typological classification of human zygomaticomaxillary suture (ZMS) shape is often used in forensic assessment of ancestry, following earlier studies reporting higher frequencies of "angled" sutures among American Indians and higher frequencies of "curved" sutures among Caucasians. In this paper we present a new method of digital morphometrics to quantify and compare ZMS shape in 60 American Indian and 60 European crania. Suture outlines were recorded as three-dimensional (3D) contours on… CONTINUE READING

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