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

David Dyer, Douglas MacDonald


anthropology, forensics, UMFC 29


University of Montana


In this professional paper I examine the human skeletal remains of one individual. The remains were analyzed to gain information on the sex, ancestry, age, stature, weight, pathology, and trauma of the individual. This information is helpful in assisting law enforcement personnel or for research purposes. Several different methods used by forensic anthropologists were used to examine UMFC 29. The remains of UMFC 29 represent a male, between the age of 38 and 59. He is probably of mixed ancestry exhibiting characteristics for both African and Asian/Native American decent. UMFC 29 is between 5 feet 3 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall and between 127 and 141 pounds. There is healed trauma to the fourth left rib and possibly trauma to the left scapula. UMFC 29 has ossified thyroid cartilage and osteophytic lipping on several vertebrae in regards to pathology.

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