A non-metric trait variation analysis of 15th century prehistoric skeletal remains

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dc.contributor.advisor Hogue, S. Homes
dc.contributor.author Neiberg, M. LaTisha
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T19:28:58Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T19:28:58Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-19
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198491
dc.description.abstract This research sought to use non-metric traits to better understand the relationship among burial samples at the southwestern Pennsylvania Campbell Farm site (36FA26). This study intended to discover whether the individuals at the site were related to each other, and focused on the non-metric traits observed within the population. One additional reason for the research was to test whether non-metric trait analysis is a reliable indicator of familial relationships on a small sample. With the information gained through data collection, a picture of familial lineage possibly may be better understood. The cranial and infra-cranial non-metric traits in the available sample were examined for either presence (1) or absence (0) for 15 adult females and nine adult males. The scoring as present or absent was selected because the traits can be scored on remains that are well preserved or poorly preserved compared to metric analysis. Chi square pairwise correlation and diversity measure tests were run to determine intertrait correlation and biological relatedness. The results suggest matrilocal residency, which has been proposed by archaeologists for Monongahela culture. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.description.tableofcontents Campbell Farm and the people of the Monongahela Valley -- Non-metric traits -- Methods and materials -- Results.
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Craniology -- Pennsylvania -- Fayette County
dc.subject.lcsh Human remains (Archaeology) -- Pennsylvania -- Fayette County
dc.subject.lcsh Indians of North America -- Ohio River Valley -- Antiquities
dc.subject.other Pennsylvania -- Antiquities
dc.subject.other Campbell Farm Site (Penn.)
dc.title A non-metric trait variation analysis of 15th century prehistoric skeletal remains en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1773205

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