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Morphometric Outline-Based Approaches in Forensic Anthropology



Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference XX Congress of International Academy of Legal Medicine. FREE PAPERS PROCEEDINGS. Budapest, Hungary, August 23-26, 2006
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Archaeology, anthropology, ethnology
Keywords geometric morphometrics; outline-based shape analysis; Conventional and Elliptic Fourier Analysis; skeletal anthropology; skull-photo superimposition; hand bones
Description The geometric morphometric approach has yielded large-ranged potentials when applied in various biological disciplines. This paper provides an insight into two morphometric approaches, Conventional Fourier Analysis and Elliptic Fourier Analysis; it outlines their basics and demonstrates their legitimacy and applicability in the field of forensic anthropology (the shape analysis of the acetabular rim, the quantification of the cranial distortion in the photography, testing flatbed scanner usefulness for capturing shape of metacarpals).
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