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Implications of dimorphism, population variation, and secular change in estimating population affinity in the Iberian Peninsula

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Forensic Science International Volume: 206 Issue: 1-3 Dated: 2011 Pages: 214-214
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This article discusses findings of a study of cranial variation in the Iberian Peninsula.


Morphometric cranial variation among Spanish samples was compared to a 19th century Portuguese sample using both traditional and three-dimensional approaches. Results suggest moderate variation among the samples and suggest that varying patterns of regional variation, sexual dimorphism and secular change represent important factors to be considered in the evaluation of population affinity using craniometric approaches. The Spanish samples included the regional 19th century Oloriz collection and the local 16–17th century Villanubla and Valladolid sample from northwestern Spain. (Published Abstract Provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2011