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Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2020


Stature estimation is a key component for a biological profile and assessing the skeletal remains. The extrapolation from the measurements of long bones provides a good range for the expected height of the given decedent. Previous research has indicated the environment can result in affecting stature estimation. The aim of this study is to gain an understanding of the effects that different environmental conditions have on bone taphonomy. This study will contribute to the body of knowledge that informs biological anthropologists and archaeologists in understanding the relationships between wet and dry climates and how they affect bone shrinkage, as well as influences that bone decomposition has on its contact environment.