Mercyhurst University

Student Research

Graduate Student Publications and Meeting Presentations

The following are some publications and presentations produced by current and past students in the Master’s in Forensic and Biological Anthropology Concentration, based on their research work at Mercyhurst University. The students at Mercyhurst often present at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; American Association of Physical Anthropology; Forests, Lakes, & Grasslands Forensic Anthropology; Midwest Bioarchaeology & Forensic Anthropology; and Mid-Atlantic Bioanthropology Interest Group meetings each year. 

 

Publications

Overbury RS, Cabo LL, Dirkmaat DC, Symes SA. 2009. Asymmetry of the os pubis: implications for the suchey-brooks method. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 139(2):261-268.

Passalacqua NV. 2009. Forensic age-at-death estimation from the human sacrum. J. For. Sci. 54(2):255 - 262.

Beach JJ, Passalacqua NV, and Chapman EN. 2008. Heat-related changes in tooth color: temperature versus duration of exposure. In CW Schmidt and SA Symes, editors, The analysis of burned human remains. San Diego: Academic Press. p 137-144.

Garvin HM. 2008. Ossification of laryngeal structures as indicators of age. J. For. Sci. 53:1023-1027

Symes SA, Rainwater CW, Chapman EN, Gipson DR, Piper AL. 2008. Patterned thermal destruction of human remains in a forensic setting. In CW Schmidt and SA Symes, editors, The analysis of burned human remains. San Diego: Academic Press. p 15-54.

Valdés AV, López MR, González SH, Passalacqua NV, Wilson AC, Cabo LL. 2008. Avance sobre el estudio de la necrópolis medieval del Chao Samartín en Castro (Grandas de salime, Asturias). Territorio, Sociedad y Poder: Revista de Estudios Medievales 3:57-84

 

Meeting Presentations

Chapman EN, Stewart CN. 2014. The utility of GIS in analyzing patterns of osteoarthritis in the people of the erie county poorhouse. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 83rd Annual Meeting. April 8-12, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Gentner LS. 2014. Sexual dimorphism in the cementoenamel junction of american blacks. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting. February 17-22, Seattle, WA.

Grosso AR. 2014. Examination of saw blade teeth-per-inch measurements in bone. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting. February 17-22, Seattle, WA.

Lewis CJ, Garvin HM. 2014. Evaluating the need for population-specific wquations when assessing non-metric cranial sex traits. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 83rd Annual Meeting. April 8-12, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Lewis CJ, Garvin HM, Taylor AM. 2014. Inter- and intra-observer reliability using the walker non-metric sexing technique. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting. February 17-22, Seattle, WA.

Meyers PL, Kuo S, Schultz JJ, Symes SA. 2014. An analysis of process signatures to burn progression of human bodies during commercial cremation. Podium presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting. February 17-22, Seattle, WA.

Murphy RE, Garvin HM. 2014. A comparison of cranial trait and craniometric sexual dimorphism in a medieval nubian sample. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 83rd Annual Meeting. April 8-12, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Sanders KE, Ousley SD, Rose J, Hanihara T. 2014. Craniometric analysis of the howells egyptian sample: the greek connection. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 83rd Annual Meeting. April 8 12, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Taylor AM, Ousley SD, Garvin HM. 2014. Craniometric concordance: 3D surface scanner and digitizer measurements. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 66th Annual Meeting. February 17-22, Seattle, WA.

Carlson-Greer S, Jenkins K, Yezzi K, Chisholm L, Coil R, Tappen M. 2013. Taphonomy of a cutmark: post-depositional changes to cutmark morphology in a simulated fluvial environment. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Gentner LS. 2013. Sexual dimorphism in the cementoenamel junction of american black males and females. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Hatza AN, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Stature estimation in modern thais: are population-specific estimation equations necessary? Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.

Lewis CJ. 2013. A review of the walker cranial sex estimation technique: observer error and population specific equations. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Messer DL, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Human craniometric sexual dimorphism and rensch’s rule. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 82nd Annual Meeting. April 9-13, Knoxville, TN.

Messer DL, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Patterns in worldwide craniometric sexual dimorphism and its importance in forensic anthropology. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.

Murphy RE. Gentner LS. 2013. Testing the accumulated degree day methods of megyesi and vass using mercyhurst cases. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Powell EE, Roth MH, Garvin HM. 2013. Environmental plasticity of intralimb indices. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 82nd Annual Meeting. April 9-13, Knoxville, TN.

Powell EE, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Sex estimation in a modern thai sample using non-metric traits of the innominate. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.

Roth M, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Sex estimation using non-metric traits in thai crania with the walker (2008) method. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.

Siegel ND. 2013. The use of the endocranial base in the estimation of ancestry. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.

Stewart CN. 2013. Utilization of electronic mapping at the outdoor recovery scene. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Stewart CN, Coschino F. 2013. GIS applications at medieval monastery in tuscany (italy). Presented at the Midwest Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Association 20th Annual Meeting. November 8-10, Columbus, OH.

Stromquist AK, Ousley SD. 2013. Secular changes in robusticity of limb bones in americans. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 82nd Annual Meeting. April 9-13, Knoxville, TN.

Taylor AM, Gentner LS. 2013. Utilizing ArcGIS explorer: an interactive approach to outdoor recovery scene mapping. Presented at the Forests, Lakes, and Grasslands Forensic Anthropologists 3rd Annual Meeting. September 27-29, Roscommon, MI.

Yuzwa TS, Ousley SD. 2013. Modularity and integration in the human cranial vault. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 82nd Annual Meeting. April 9-13, Knoxville, TN.

Yuzwa TS, Ousley SD, Tuamsuk P. 2013. Sexual dimorphism in thai postcranial measurements. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 65th Annual Meeting. February 18-23, Washington D.C.