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Advances in Forensic Anthropology

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The forensic community, in tandem with NIJ, has identified missing and unidentified persons as a significant problem faced by our nation. Accordingly, the purpose of this Technology Transition Workshop is to focus on advances in anthropology technologies as they relate to the identification of human remains. Particular attention will be paid to the determination of sex and ancestry using the 3D-ID software, which uses x, y, and z coordinates of traditional craniofacial landmarks; improving facial reproduction using empirical modeling; determining ancestry using analysis of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) DNA data; and use of the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).


Date Created: January 1, 2014