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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $77,583)
The objective of this research is to provide new criteria, within the field of forensic anthropology, for the estimation of sex and ancestry for Hispanic individuals in the U.S., particularly focusing on individuals entering the U.S. via the U.S./Mexico border. The U.S./Mexico border, particularly in Arizona, is chosen because of the large number of forensic anthropological cases generated each year from illegal immigration, and the high rate of positive identifications. The purpose of this continuation request is to seek funding for Year 2 of Project Identification to expand the database containing metric data on positively identified Hispanic individuals in order to develop criteria for accurate estimation of sex and ancestry.