Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128143858

Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780128143858
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2018
Page Count: 350
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The Visual Atlas of Macromorphoscopic Traits synthesizes macromorphoscopic traits and their analysis in an accessible manner, providing detailed descriptions and examples of the various character state manifestations intended for use in classrooms, laboratories, and in the field.

The volume begins with a thorough outline of the macromorphoscopic dataset: its history in forensic anthropology, the recent modification of the historical approach, and recent technological and analytical advances. Following this introduction, individual macromorphoscopic traits will be detailed. This includes: a) Nomenclature, b) Gross Anatomy, c) Function, d) Methodology, e) Line Drawings, f) Detailed Definitions, g) Multiple High-resolution Photographs, and h) Within Population Variation Data from the Macromorphoscopic Databank (MaMD). The volume concludes with a chapter outlining the statistical analysis of macromorphoscopic data and a summary of computer programs and reference databases available to forensic anthropologists for the analysis of these data.

The Visual Atlas of Macromorphoscopic Traits is a one of a kind resource for those in forensic and bioarchaeological research.

Key Features

  • First volume of its kind providing detailed descriptions, illustrations, and high-resolution images of various character state manifestations of seventeen macromorphoscopic traits
  • Applies to both forensic and bioarchaeological research
  • Written by the foremost expert on macromorphoscopic trait analysis and the estimation of ancestry in forensic anthropology


Forensic Anthropologists, Bioarchaeologists, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate students

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Macromorphoscopic Traits

3. Anterior Nasal Spine

4. Inferior Nasal Aperture

5. Interorbital Breadth

6. Malar Tubercle

7. Nasal Aperture Shape

8. Nasal Aperture Width

9. Nasal Bone Contour

10. Nasal Bone Shape

11. Nasal Overgrowth

12. Nasofrontal Suture

13. Orbital Shape

14. Palate Shape

15. Postbregmatic Depression

16. Posterior Zygomatic Tubercle

17. Supranasal Suture

18. Transverse Palatine Suture

19. Zygomaticomaxillary Suture

20. Analytical Methods

21. Conclusion


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