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Health Assessment of Historical Human Skeletal Remains from St. Augustine, Florida

Title: A Health Assessment of Historical Human Skeletal Remains from St. Augustine, Florida.
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Name(s): Berger, Parker L., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Bachelor Thesis
Date Issued: 2018-07-18
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In recent decades, bioarchaeological technology and methodology used to analyze human skeletal remains and build biological profiles have drastically improved. Florida State University houses human skeletal remains from four sites in St. Augustine, Florida (8SA36-7, 8SA7-6, B28L1and B42L1) which were originally excavated and analyzed in the 1970s. This study uses current techniques to revisit previously examined skeletal material. Estimations of sex, age at death, and stature were reassessed, and new body mass estimations were added. The current labeling of the material from three of the sites differed drastically from the labeling described in the previous analyses. This issue created challenges when trying to compare current finding to those of the previous assessments. However, this analysis yielded significantly different results from previous assessments when assigning sex, while concluding average age and stature estimates similar to previous assessments. Additionally, an updated and shareable digital catalogue, an inventory of materials, and collection of field notes and previous research reports were created. This project adds to established data and serves as a method of conservation of information associated with four St. Augustine archaeological sites.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1531941780_62896e46 (IID)
Keywords: physical anthropology, human remains, St. Augustine
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1531941780_62896e46
Owner Institution: FSU

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Berger, P. L. (2018). A Health Assessment of Historical Human Skeletal Remains from St. Augustine, Florida. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1531941780_62896e46