Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of Anthropology
Randall Skelton, Kathy Kuipers
fetal age estimation, fetal skeleton
University of Montana
This study tested the efficacy of the traditional method (Fazekas and Kosa, 1978) of aging fetal remains from the forensic context against ultrasound (Chevernak et al., 1998)and radiographic (Sherwood et al., 2000) methods to determine which was most accurate. Two data sets were used in this study. The first consisted of measurements from historic (1902-1917) fetal remains of known age. The second consisted of measurements from modern fetal remains of known age from the forensic context. Using these samples in the different prediction models for aging fetal remains, the accuracy of each was determined.
Sanders, Jennifer Ellen, "Age Estimation of Fetal Skeletal Remains from the Forensic Context" (2009). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 107.
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