Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper - Campus Access Only

Degree Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Name

Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology Option)

Department or School/College

Department of Anthropology

Committee Chair

Randall Skelton

Commitee Members

Ashley McKeown, Dan Doyle


Anthropology, Forensic anthropology, Missoula Coun, Crystal Creek, human remains, Missoula County cold cases


University of Montana


Abstract Wilkey, Debbie L. RN, M.A., May, 2008 Anthropology A Comprehensive Case Review of Missoula County Sheriff’s Office Case#85-09102 Chair: Dr. Randall R. Skelton The goal of this project is to utilize data and means at my disposal to conduct a comprehensive case study of unidentified remains in custody of the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office and offer professional opinions on the story the remains have to tell. Those opinions and estimations will include such information that falls within the four pillars of anthropological protocol: biological sex, ancestry, age, and stature. This will generate a biological profile which is a critical first step in any assessment of skeletal remains. This will be accomplished by again utilizing a standard protocol consisting of visually assessing individual skeletal morphological features, taking physical measurements and applying those criteria to data sets already in use.

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