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dc.contributor.authorCarreras, Annette Rodriguezen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-12T20:22:50Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/21130
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.F.S.) PLEASE NOTE: Boston University Libraries did not receive an Authorization To Manage form for this thesis or dissertation. It is therefore not openly accessible, though it may be available by request. If you are the author or principal advisor of this work and would like to request open access for it, please contact us at open-help@bu.edu. Thank you.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe morphoscopic traits used to assign the term Hispanic to a skeleton constitute mainly a mixture of characteristics that have been assigned by anthropologists to Asian and Caucasian ancestry groups. Therefore, the morphological characteristics for the population termed Hispanic are not well defined. The aim of this study is to conduct a biodistance analysis of skeletons of Hispanic ancestry from Puerto Rico. The purpose of this is to assess how similar their morphoscopic characteristics are to other populations termed Hispanic as well as populations termed Asian. The analysis will be conducted by taking craniometric measurements. Pre-Colombian as well as modern skeletons from Puerto Rico will be examined and compared to other Hispanic as well as Asian populations that form part of the Forensic Anthropology Data Bank (FDB). Results from this study will help characterize Hispanic skeletal variation. In addition, this study will discuss the complexities of Hispanic classification in forensic anthropological contexts.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.subjectForensic scienceen_US
dc.subjectBioforensicsen_US
dc.subjectBiodistance analysisen_US
dc.subjectSkeletal racial assignmenten_US
dc.titleBiodistance analysis of Hispanic skeletonsen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo2031-01-01
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science in Forensic Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineBioforensicsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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