Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Anthropology

Major

Anthropology

First Advisor

Matthew G Hill

Abstract

The sex of animal remains from paleozoological contexts can offer information of prehistoric faunal exploitation and spatiotemporal changes in body size. Traditional approaches to sex determination use multiple univariate statistical analysis of bone measurements to distinguish males, females, and subadult individuals. Multivariate statistical analyses offer an alternative, quantitative method to capture the same information that is not dependent on relatively subjective analysts’ assessments. A large sample of bison data published by (M. E. Hill, Jr., et al. 2008) illustrate the potential of this method for future research.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-20200902-31

Copyright Owner

Daniel Martin Dalmas

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

72 pages

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