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2015 Publications & Presentations

Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Alexander MB, Bytheway JA, Carter DO, Wescott DJ. 2015. Application of Soil Chemistry in Forensic Entomology. In Jeffery K. Tomberlin and M. Eric Benbow (eds.) International Dimensions and Frontiers in Forensic Entomology, pp.283-296.

Crowe NMavroudas SSpradley MK. 2015. A histology study: examining sex differences in human rib microstructure. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.
 
Duecker HA, Spradley MK. 2015. Identifying undocumented border crossers from the Texas-Mexico border: a collaborative effort. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21:136. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Harrington KIWescott DJ. 2015. Size and shape differences in the distal femur and proximal tibia between normal weight and obese American whites. Journal of Forensic Sciences 60(S1):S32-S38.

Hentschel KWescott DJ. 2015. Differentiating perimortem from postmortem blunt force trauma by evaluating fracture tension surface topography using geographical information system software. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21:225. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL. 

Mavroudas SSpradley MKFancher JPDuecker HCrowe N. 2015. The identification of undocumented border crossers at the US-Mexico border: a case for bone histology. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL.

McCullough FK, Mavroudas S, Dominguez D. 2015. Prevalence of drifting osteons across mammal species. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.

Spradley MK. 2015. Identification of undocumented border crossers along the United States-Mexico border: a case for bone history. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21:. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Spradley MK. 2015. Biodistance analysis of US-Mexico migrants. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, MO.

Spradley MK, Anderson BE, Tise ML. 2015. Postcranial sex estimation for Mexican Hispanics. Journal of Forensic Sciences 60(S1):S27-S31.

Spradley MK. 2015. Clyde Collins Snow (1928-2014). American Anthropologist 117:221-223.

Wedel V, Wescott DJ (2016). Using dental cementum increment analysis to estimate age and season of death in African Americans from an historic cemetery in Missouri.  International Journal of Paleopathology [in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ipp.2015.10.003].

Wescott DJ. 2015. The forensic anthropologist as broker for interdisciplinary taphonomic theory. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21:207. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL.

Wescott DJ. 2015. Using human decomposition facilities to study thanatomicrobiome and epinecrotic communities: Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 21:45. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Orlando, FL

Wescott DJ, Drew J. 2015. Effect of obesity on the reliability of age-at-death indicators of the pelvis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156:595-605.

Wescott DJ. 2015Sexual dimorphism in auricular surface medial projection and postauricular sulcus morphology. Journal of Forensic Sciences 60:679-685.

Wescott DJ (2015). NSF:MRI – High resolution computed tomography system for research and educational purposes. Final Technical Report submitted to the National Science Foundation [NSF:MRI 1338044].

Wescott DJ (2015). NSF:MRI – High resolution computed tomography system for research and educational purposes. Final Public Report submitted to the National Science Foundation [NSF:MRI 1338044].

Wescott DJ, Ayala Bas A, Gleiber D, Goots A, McDaneld C, Meckel L, Pyle J, Siegert C (2015). Anthropological analysis of Jimmy Williams’ skeletal remains. Report submitted to Gary Williams and family, Sayre, Oklahoma.

Wescott DJ, Drew JL. (2015). Effect of obesity on the reliability of age-at-death indicators of the pelvis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 156:595-605.

2014 Publications & Presentations

Anderson DT, Havens TC, Wagner C, Keller J, Anderson M, and Wescott DJ. 2014. Extension of the Fuzzy integral for general fuzzy set-valued information. Transactions on Fuzzy Systems 22(6):1625-1639.

Bates, Lennon and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. Comparison of decomposition rates between autopsied and non-autopsied human remains in Central Texas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(S58):73. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, CA.

Cunningham, Deborah L., Ronda R. Graves, Daniel J. Wescott, and Robert C. McCarthy. 2014. New estimates of body mass in KNM-WT 15000. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(S58):100-101. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, CA.

Duecker, Hailey and Sophia Mavroudas. 2014. Evaluating the use of accumulated degree days and total body score to estimate times since death of human remains in central Texas. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:426. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Fancher, James P. and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. Age-at-death estimation of historical remains using dental age estimation and skeletal age estimation. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:296-297. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Finley, Sheree, Daniel J. Wescott, B.K. Robertson, and Gulnaz T. Javan. 2014. Analysis of microbial diversity in cadaver-soil obtained from decomposing cadavers. American Society of Microbiology.

Finley, Sheree, Daniel J. Wescott, B.K. Robertson, and Gulnaz T. Javan. 2014. Investigation of microorganisms in grave-soil collected under decomposing corpse bodies. Alabama State University Research Conference.

Frye, Alexandria and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. Experimental wood chipper reduction: trauma and distribution patterns. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:487-488. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Harrington, KatherineSophia Mavroudas, and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. The use of tarsal dimension for sex estimation in a modern European sample. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle WA.

Hefner JT, Spradley MK, Anderson BE. 2014. Ancestry assessment using Random Forest Modeling. Journal of Forensic Sciences 59(3):583-589.

Jantz RL, Spradley MK. Cranial morphometric evidence for early American relationships and population structure.  In: DW Owsley and RL Jantz (eds), Kennewick Man: Scientific Interpretation of an Ancient American Skeleton, College Station: Texas A&M Press, pp.472-491.

Kenyhercz Michael W., Joseph T. Hefner, and M. Katherine Spradley. 2014. Overjet or prognatism? Morphometric assessment of midface morphology between blacks, whites, and Hispanics. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:448. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Purcell, Maureen and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. Sexual dimorphism of the femur: biomechanical influences of pelvic morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(S58): 212. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, CA.

Ross, Ann H., M. Katherine Spradley, and Emily K. Dew. 2014. Migrant deaths: complexity and assessing origins. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:469-470. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Savage, Chet, Scott Maddux, Carol Ward, and Daniel J. Wescott. 2014. A new classification system for assessing morphological variation in lumbosacral transitional vertebrae. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153(S58):229-230. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Calgary, Alberta, CA.

Spradley MK. 2014. Ancestry estimation from the postcranial skeleton. In: G Berg and S Ta’ala 9eds), Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Remains: Beyond Black and White” ISBN-10: 1439815755.

Spradley MK. 2014. Toward estimating geographic origin of migrant remains along the United States Mexico border. Annals of Practical Anthropology 38(1):101-110.

Spradley, M. Katherine. 2014. Ancestry estimation in forensic anthropology: geometric morphometric derived data vs. traditional craniometric data with special reference to Hispanic crania. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:468-469. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Spradley MK, Weisensee KE, Jantz RL. 2014. Two-dimensional geometric morphometrics. In: DW Owsley and RL Jantz (eds), Kennewick Man: Scientific Interpretation of an Ancient American Skeleton, College Station: Texas A&M Press, pp.492-502.

Springs, Lauren and Sophia Mavroudas. 2014. Histological analysis of skeletal remains at St. George’s Caye, Belize. Society for American Archaeology, Austin, TX.

Tise, Meredith L., Erin H. Kimmerle, and M. Katherine Spradley. 2014. Craniometric variation and the challenges of identifying diverse individuals in Florida. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 20:473. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.

Tise ML, Kimmerle EH, Spradley MK. 2014. Craniometric variation of diverse populations in Florida: identification challenges within a border state. Annals of Practical Anthropology 38(1):111-123.

Wescott DJ. 2014. The relationship between long bone shape and terrestrial mobility patterns. In Kristian Carlson and Damiano Marchi (editors), Mobility: Interpreting Behavior from Skeletal Adaptations and Environmental Interactions, New York: Springer, pp.111-132.

Wescott DJ. 2014. Reconstructing habitual activities by biomechanical analysis of long bones. In D. Owsley and R. Jantz (editors), Kennewick Man: Scientific Interpretation of an Ancient American Skeleton, College Station: Texas A&M Press, pp.232-248.

Wescott, Daniel J. 2014. Shooting from the hip: skeletal analysis of Mexican soldiers from the Battle of Resaca de la Palma. Fields of Conflict Conference, Palo Alto Battlefield Symposium. Columbia, SC.

Wescott DJ, Cunningham DL, Hunt DR. 2014. Temporal trends in femoral diaphyseal torsional asymmetry among the Arikara associated with postural behavior. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154(4):512-524.

 

2013 Publications & Presentations

Bell, Sara M. Arthur C. Durband, M. Katherine Spradley, and James M. ChildersEffects of wrapping on the decomposition process. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):78.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Figueroa-Soto, Cristina and M. Katherine Spadley. 2013. Cranial variation among three regional groups in Mexico. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):122-123.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Harrington, Katherine I. and Daniel J. Wescott. 2013. Secular change in the knee joint and the effects of obesity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):142-143. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Lavallo Gabrielle T. and M. Katherine Spradley. Variation in nonmetric traits of the pelvis between population groups. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):177-178. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Marks, Murray K. and Michelle D. Hamilton. 2013. Histopathology and differential diagnosis of a pelvic calcification. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):190.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Mavroudas, Sophia. 2013. Ethical practices for outdoor anthropological research facilities with body donation programs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):192.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Sauerwein, Kelly, Kyra E. Stull, and Michelle D. Hamilton. 2013. The interaction of DISH and obesity on a pathological anterior pubis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):241.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Spradley, M. Katherine. 2013. The contributions of Richard Jantz to the development, implementation, and continuance of the Forensic Anthropology Data Bank. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 19:?. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Washington, DC.

Spradley, M. Katherine. 2013. The African diaspora: assessing cranial secular change using geometric morphometrics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):261. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Spradley, M. Katherine and KE Weisensee. 2013. Why do forensic anthropologists estimate ancestry and why is it so controversial? In M Tersigni-Tarrant and N. Shirley (eds.) Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction. CRC Press.

Spradley, M. Katherine. 2013. Ancestry estimation from the postcranial skeleton. In G. Berg and S. Ta’ala (eds.) Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White.

Strand, Ryan M., Sophia Mavroudas, and Victoria M. Dominguez. 2013. Histomorphometric differentiation of human and nonhuman bone. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):265.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Weisensee KE and Spradley M. Katherine. 2013. A comparison of fluctuating asymmetry in the craniofacial skeleton of residents of Mexico and immigrants from Mexico in the United States. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):288. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Wescott, Daniel. J. 2013Biomechanics of bone trauma. In J. Siegel and P. Saukko (eds.) Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, 2nd edition. New York: Elsevier

Wescott, Daniel J., Lori E. Baker, D. Clarke Wernecke, and Michael B. Collins, 2012. A mass grave of Mexican soldiers from the Resaca De La Palma battlefield (41CF3): demography and battle-related injuries. Bulletin of Texas Archaeology 83:1-21.

Wescott, Daniel J. and Deborah L. Cunningham.  2013. Temporal changes in Arikara femoral torsion. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150 (S56):289.  American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Knoxville, TN.

Wescott, Daniel J., Michelle D. Hamilton, M. Katherine Spradley, Sophia Mavroudas, Amy M. Sears, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, and Lauren R. Pharr. 2013. Regional factors in Central Texas affecting postmortem decomposition. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 19:460-461. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Washington, DC.

 

 

2012 Publications & Presentations

Anderson M, Anderson DT, Wescott DJ, Keller JM. Multi-factorial estimation of skeletal age-at-death using the Sugeno fuzzy integral. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; 2012;18:forthcoming. American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Atlanta, GA, Feb 20-25.
Figueroa-Soto C. Sexual dimorphism: a comparison of migrant and non-migrant Mexican populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2012;forthcoming. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR, Apr 11-14.
Hamilton MD, Spradley MK. Purported drug cartel used of vultures as a method for body disposal. Journal of Forensic Identification, forthcoming.
Mavroudas SR, Wescott DJ, Spradley K, Hamilton MD, Stull KE. The Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2012;18:forthcoming. American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Atlanta, GA, Feb 20-25.
Spradley MK. Ancestry estimation from the postcranial skeleton. In Berg G and Ta’ala S, editors. Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White, forthcoming
Spradley MK, Weisensee KE. Why do forensic anthropologists estimate ancestry and why is it so controversial? In Tersigni-Tarrant M and Shirley N, editors. Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction, forthcoming
Wescott DJ and Drew J. Effect of obesity on the accuracy of age-at-death indicators of the pelvis. . Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences; 18:forthcoming. American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Atlanta, GA, Feb 20-25.
Wescott DJ and Zephro L. Secular change in the femur. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2012;forthcoming. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Portland, OR, Apr 11-14.

2011 Publications & Presentations

Anderson DT, Anderson M, Keller JM, and Wescott DJ. Linguistic description of adult skeletal age-at-death estimation from fuzzy integral acquired fuzzy sets. IEEE International Congress on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), 2011: 2274-2281 (DOI 10.1109/FUZZY.2011.6007421).
 
Cho M, Lankford DM and Wescott DJ. Exploring the relationship between college students’ epistemic beliefs and nature of science. Evolution: Education and Outreach 2011;4:313-322 (DOI 10.1007/s12052-011-0324-7).
 
Figueroa-Soto C. Variation in sexual dimorphism between migrant and non-migrant groups. Texas Association of Biological Anthropologists, 2011.
Figueroa-Soto C. Forensic Anthropology Center at Texas State University. Segundo Seminario Internacional de Anthropologia Forense at UNAM. 2011, Mexico City, Mexico.
Hamilton MD, Spradley MK. Purported drug cartel use of vultures as a method for body disposal. Journal of Forensic Identification 2011;61:425-429.
Hefner JT, Spradley MK, and Anderson BE. Ancestry assessment using random forest modeling. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2011; 17:252-253. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL.
Knobbe SE, Temple DH, Wescott DJ. Cross-sectional geometry of prehistoric Late/Final Jomon period foragers in comparative context. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2011;144(S52):189. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN.
Parks CL. A study of the human decomposition sequence in central Texas. Journal of Forensic Sciences 56:19-22.
Shattuck RE. Peri-mortem fracture patterns in south-central Texas: a preliminary investigation into the peri-mortem interval. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2011;17:330. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Chicago, IL.
Spradley MK, Jantz RL. Sex estimation in forensic anthropology: skull vs. postcranial elements. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011;56:289-296.
Spradley MK, Jantz RL, Robinson A, Peccerelli F. Demographic change and forensic identification: problems in metric identification of Hispanic skeletons. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2011;53:21-28.
Wescott DJ. Review of Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton. American Journal of Human Biology 2011;23:728.
 
Wescott DJ. Review of Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2011;145:333-334 (DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.21497).
 
Wedel VL, Wescott DJ. Detecting a historical epidemic using dental cementum increment analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2011;144(S52):308. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN.

2010 Publications & Presentations

 

Anderson M, Anderson D, Wescott DJ. Estimation of adult skeletal age-at-death using the Sugeno Fuzzy Integral. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010;142:30-41.
Child S, Wescott DJ. Detecting individuals with reduced mobility using femoral morphology. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2010;16:373. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.
Drew JL, Wescott DJ. Sexual dimorphism in auricular medial projection and postauricular sulcus morphology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010;142(S49):75-76. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM.
Graves R, Lupo A, McCarthy, Wescott DJ, Cunningham DL. Just how strapping was the Nariokotome Boy? Journal of Human Evolution 2010;59"542-554.
Graves RR, McCarthy RC, Lupo AC, Wescott DJ, Cunningham DL. New estimations of stature and body mass for KNM-WT 15000. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010;142(S49):106-107. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM.
McKeown AH, Wescott DJ. Sex and ancestry estimation from landmarks of the cranial base. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2010;16:375. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.
Tise ML, Spradley MK. Postcranial sex estimation of individuals considered hispanic. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010;142(S49): American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM.
Wescott DJ. Ancient nomads of the Eurasian and North American grasslands. Great Plains Research 2010;20:140.
Wescott DJ, Brinsko K, Golda SL, Nichols J, Spigelman M, Stewart B, Streeter M, Tykot RH, Zamstein L. A Fisk patent metalic burial case from western Missouri: an interdisciplinary and comprehensive effort to reconstruct the history of an early settler from Lexinton, Missouri. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2010;2"283-305.
Weiberg DAM, Wescott DJ. Interpretation and confirmation of patterned clothing stains observed on both tibiae. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2010;16:338. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, WA.
Weisensee KE, Spradley MK. Exploring the relationship between craniofacial morphology and cause of death in the modern Portuguese using three dimensional geometric morphometrics. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2010;142(S49): American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, NM.

2009 Publications & Presentations

Cunningham DL, Wescott DJ. Still more "fancy" and "myth" than "fact" in students' conception of evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach 2009;2:505-517.

Hamilton MD, Melbye J. Going green: environmentally sound practices in human decomposition research and laboratory settings. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2009;15:356-357. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Denver, CO.

Melbye J. Creating an open-air forensic anthropology human decomposition research facility. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2009;15:302-303. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Denver, CO.

Spradley MK, Anderson BA. Hispanic affiliation definitions, assumptions, and biological reality. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2009;15:361. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Denver, CO.

Wescott DJ. Approaches and trends in forensic anthropology. Journal Minerva Medicolegale 2009;129:155-164.

2008 Publications & Presentations

Giroux CL, Wescott DL. Stature estimation based on dimensions of the bony pelvis and proximal femur. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2008;53"65-68.
 
Konigsberg LW, Herrmann NP, Wescott DJ, Kimmerle EM. Estimation and evidence in forensic anthropology. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2008;53:541-557.
 
Wescott DJ. Biomechanical analysis of humeral and femoral structural variation in the Great Plains. Plains Anthropologist 2008;53:333-355.
 
Wescott DJ, Srikanta D. Assessing ancestry using femur subtrochanteric shape revisited: testing the assumptions of the Gilbert and Gill method. Journal of Comparative Human Biology HOMO 2008;59:347-363.
 
Wieberg DAM, Wescott DJ. Estimating the timing of long bone fractures: correlation between the postmortem interval, bone moisture content and blunt force trauma fracture characteristics. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2008;53:1028-1034.