Stature estimation of a contemporary Australian sub-population: An evaluation of the Trotter and Gleser method using computed tomography of the femur

Reynolds, Mikaela S. (2014) Stature estimation of a contemporary Australian sub-population: An evaluation of the Trotter and Gleser method using computed tomography of the femur. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Utilising computed tomography scans to allow a virtual analysis of three-dimensional reconstructions of the femur, this project confirms that the traditional 1952 Trotter and Gleser stature estimation equations are inapplicable for a contemporary Queensland population. Therefore, this study introduces modern stature estimation equations for femoral length and fragmentary femoral remains using Bayesian statistics for application in forensic anthropological casework. In addition, it was found that caution needs to be applied when comparing estimated stature to reported stature on the missing persons database due to inaccuracy in Queensland drivers' licences.

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ID Code: 75735
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Gregory, Laura, MacGregor, Donna, Harkin, Damien, Schmutz, Beat, & Meredith, Matthew
Keywords: Foresnic Anthropology, Stature Estimation, Australia, Trotter and Gleser, Femur, Computed Tomography
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Biomedical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 19 Nov 2014 02:32
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 23:41

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