Graduate Student Publications

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.

Publications



Overbury RS, LL Cabo, DC Dirkmaat and SA Symes (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 (eds.): The Analysis of Burned Human Remains. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 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, and Piper AL (2008) Patterned Thermal Destruction of Human Remains in a Forensic Setting. In CW Schmidt and SA Symes (eds.): The Analysis of Burned Human Remains. San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 15-54.

Villa Valdés A, R Montes López, S Hevia González, NV Passalacqua, AC Wilson, and LL Cabo (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



Klales AR and SD Ousley (2010): The Utility of Cohen's Kappa for Testing Observer Error in Discrete Data and Alternatives. Submitted for presentation at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 62nd Annual Meeting. February 22-27, Seattle, WA.

Paolello JM and Klales AR (2010) Contextual Information: Artifactual, Ritual, and Trophy. Submitted for presentation at Workshop: Taphonomy of Bone Destruction: Information Lost, Information Gained at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 62nd Annual Meeting. February 22-27, Seattle, WA.

Vollner JM (2009): Recovery of Continental Flight 3407 Buffalo, New York. Presented at the Mountain, Desert, and Coastal 29th Annual Meeting. May 28, Boulder City, NV.

Klales AR, JM Vollner, and SD Ousley (2009): A New Metric Procedure for the Estimation of Sex and Ancestry from the Human Innominate. Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 61st Annual Meeting. February 16-21, Denver, CO.

Vollner JM, AR Klales, and SD Ousley (2009): Sexing of the Human Innominate Using Non-metric Traits and Statistical Analysis. Presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 78th Annual Meeting. March 31 - April 4, Chicago, IL.

Passalacqua NV, JM Vollner, and EA Murray (2009): Possible etiologies of lower limb asymmetry in a subadult from a 19th century family cemetery in southwestern Ohio. Poster presented at the Paleopathology Association 36th Annual Meeting. March 31 - April 1 2009, Chicago, IL.

Beary MO and LL Cabo (2008): Estimation of Bone Exposure Duration Through the Use of Spectrophotometric Analysis of Surface Bleaching and its Applications in Forensic Taphonomy. Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting. February 18-23, Washington, DC.

Daly ES (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Prehistoric Skulls. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Del Alamo A (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Skulls Exposed to Surface Elements. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. Novemeber 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Dzubak AR (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Modern Cases. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Frazee K, KE Stull, and L Cabo (2008): Accuracy of Infant Age Estimation Methods. Presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 77th Annual Meeting. April 7-13, Columbus, OH.

Garvin HM and L Cabo (2008): Morphological Variation in the Human Hyoid and its Relationship to Basicranial and Mandibular Morphology. Presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 77th Annual Meeting. April 7-13, Columbus, OH.

Garvin HM, KE Stull, L Cabo, and DC Dirkmaat (2008): Practical Sex Determination from the Chest Plate. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting. February 18-23, Washington, DC.

Kemp BJ, LL Cabo, J Matia, and DC Dirkmaat (2008): The Effectiveness of Papain in the Processing of Remains. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting. February 18-23, Washington, DC.

Klales AR (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Anatomical Specimens and Trophy Skulls. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Mitchell D (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Crania Found in a Forensic Inquiry: Case Review of Historic Remains. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Mitchell D (2008): Analysis of the Anterior Palate. Paper presented at the Annual Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Meeting, September 2, Evansville, IN.

Nesbitt A (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Water Modification to Human Skulls. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36th Annual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Paolello JM, and L Cabo (2008): Elliptic Fourier Analysis of Vertebral Outlines for Victim Identification. Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting. February 18-23, Washington, DC.

Passalacqua NV, L Cabo, and Á Villa-Valdés (2008): Current Bioarchaeological Investigations at the Castro del Chao Samartín, Asturias, Spain. Presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 77th Annual Meeting. April 7-13, Columbus, OH.

Stull KE (2008): Sexual Dimorphism in the Juvenile Skeleton. Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting. February 18-23, Washington, DC

Vollner JM (2008): Taphonomic Influences Affecting Skulls Found in a Modern Forensic Context: Case Review of Burial Skulls. Presented at the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology 36thAnnual Meeting. November 5-8, Hamilton, ON.

Garvin HM (2007): Ossification of Laryngeal Structures as Indicators of Age. Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting.February 19-24, 2008 San Antonio, TX. J. Lawrence Angel Award of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Garvin HM and NV Passalacqua (2007): A practical method for estimating age-at-death through quantification of changes in the chest plate. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 76th Annual Meeting. March 28-31, Philadelphia, PA.

Passalacqua NV (2007): Forensic age-at-death estimation from the European American male sacrum: A new component system. Presented at the 59th Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting. February 19-24, San Antonio, TX.

Rainwater CW, LL Cabo, and SA Symes (2007): Body Mass Estimation and Personal Identification. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 76th Annual Meeting. March 28-31, Philadelphia, PA.

Semeraro DS and NV Passalacqua (2007): Dimorphism of the Radial Head Diameter and its Potential for Sex Assessment. Poster presented at the American Association of Physical Anthropologists 76th Annual Meeting. March 28-31, Philadelphia, PA.

Stull KE, DM James, and JT Hefner (2007)
: The Determination of Age Using the Acetabulum of the Os Coxa. Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting. February 19-24, San Antonio, TX.

Symes, SA and CW Rainwater, and SM Thurston Myster (2007): Standardizing Saw and Knife Mark Analysis on Bone. Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting.February 19-24, San Antonio, TX.

Symes, SA and JM Saul, FP Saul, CW Rainwater, and JM Paolello (2007): When Experts Disagree: Part II – Can You Have Too Many Experts? Presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 59th Annual Meeting.February 19-24, San Antonio, TX.

Garvin HM and NV Passalacqua (2006): A radiographic examination of costal cartilage ossification for age-at-death estimation. Presented at the Northeast Forensic Anthropology Association 22nd Annual Meeting. October 29, Erie, PA.

Passalacqua NV (2006): Multiple technique age-at-death estimation: Confronting the “Stand-alone complex.” Presented at the Northeast Forensic Anthropology Association 22nd Annual Meeting. October 29, Erie, PA.

Passalacqua NV and L Cabo (2006): European American female age-at-death estimation of the sacrum: based on samples from the Hamann-Todd collection. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Mountain, Desert and Coastal Meeting. Las Vegas, NV.

Passalacqua NV and CW Rainwater (2006): The Effect of Freeze and Thaw Cycles on Bones. Paper presented at the Annual Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Meeting, September 2, Radford, VA.

Rainwater CW, LL Cabo, and SA Symes (2006): The Utility of Body Mass Estimation Techniques in a Forensic Context. Paper presented at the Annual Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Meeting, September 2, Radford, VA.

Rainwater CW, LL Cabo, and SA Symes (2006): Body Condition as an Indicator of Body Mass Outliers. Paper presented at the Northeast Forensic Anthropologist Association 22nd Annual Meeting. October 29, Erie, PA.

Symes, SA, DC Dirkmaat, CW Rainwater, JJ Matia, and JM Paolello (2006): Blunt Trauma to the Skull as an Indicator of Manner of Death. Paper presented at the Annual Mountain, Swamp, and Beach Meeting, September 2, Radford, VA.

Symes, SA and DC Dirkmaat, CW Rainwater, JJ Matia, JM Paolello, and EL Vey (2006): Contributing to Manner of Death: Using Casts to Analyze Blunt Force Trauma to the Skull. Presented at the Northeast Forensic Anthropologist Association 22nd Annual Meeting. October 29, Erie, PA.

Latham KE, J. Beach and L. Cabo (2005): Genetic Versus Morphological Sex: What If They Don’t Match? Paper presented at the 25th Annual Mountain, Desert and Coastal Forensic Anthropologists Meeting. June 1-3, Lake Meade, NV.

Paolello JM, CW Rainwater, S.A. Symes, L Cabo, and DC Dirkmaat (2005): A Dismemberment Dilemma. Paper presented at the Northeast Forensic Anthropologist Association 21st Annual Meeting. November 5, College Park, MD.

Symes SA, AM Kroman, CW Rainwater, AC Wilson and L Cabo (2004): Analysis of Burned Bone: Looking For More. Paper presented at the Latino-American Forensic Anthropology Association 2nd Annual Meeting. July 26 – 30, Antigua, Guatemala.

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