Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Anthropology (Forensic Anthropology Option)
Department or School/College
Department of Anthropology
Noriko Seguchi, Christiane VonReichert
affects of the environment on anthropometric measu, Boas, environment, genetics, Goldstein, Mexican immigration, Skeletal plasticity
University of Montana
Modern statistical methods were employed in order to test the statistical validity and conclusions of Marcus Goldstein’s (1943) original data consisting of nineteen different anthropometric measurements on two different groups of individuals, Mexican immigrants and their children residing in the San Antonio, Texas area and Mexican natives living in central and northern Mexico. Using independent samples T-tests, an analysis of covariance, and an RMET analysis, significant differences among variables compared between Mexican natives and Mexican immigrants and their U.S. born children were identified and interpreted. Variation was attributed to geographical location and length of time spent in the United States. Plasticity of the human skeleton, specifically cranial measurements, were observed.
Gango, Amanda Katelin, "A Modern Examination of Marcus Goldstein’s Mexican Immigrant Population Data: Comparisons of Mexican-born and U.S.-born Children and Adults Living in 1930’s America and Mexico" (2007). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 273.
© Copyright 2007 Amanda Katelin Gango