Discontinuous morphological variation at Grasshopper Pueblo, Arizona.

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Title:
Discontinuous morphological variation at Grasshopper Pueblo, Arizona.
Author:
Fulginiti, Laura Carr.
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Cranial and post-cranial non-metric variants are used to examine 664 individuals from the Grasshopper Pueblo skeletal series. The pueblo was inhabited from the 12th to the 14th century A.D. A variety of statistical analyses are utilized to examine patterns of morphological variation which can be used to assess whether biological differences can be demonstrated on the basis of non-metric trait frequencies. All traits are examined for frequency of occurrence, and trait frequencies are then tested to determine if they vary by side of the body, sex, age, type of cranial deformation or association with one another. A series of skeletons are re-tested in order to test intra- and inter-observer reliability. A refined list of traits developed from these analyses is then used to examine trait frequency distributions among the three major room blocks at the site. The full battery of traits used in this study are found to be free of the effects of side of the body, sex, type of cranial deformation and associations with one another, but are affected slightly by age. Intra- and inter-rater reliability are low for this sample and battery of traits. The conclusion is that individuals from the Pueblo do not aggregate into groups which are distinguishable on the basis of non-metric traits.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Craniology -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.; Skull -- Abnormalities.; Skull -- Artificial deformities.; Indians of North America -- Craniology.; Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.; Physical anthropology -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Birkby, Walter H.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleDiscontinuous morphological variation at Grasshopper Pueblo, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorFulginiti, Laura Carr.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFulginiti, Laura Carr.en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCranial and post-cranial non-metric variants are used to examine 664 individuals from the Grasshopper Pueblo skeletal series. The pueblo was inhabited from the 12th to the 14th century A.D. A variety of statistical analyses are utilized to examine patterns of morphological variation which can be used to assess whether biological differences can be demonstrated on the basis of non-metric trait frequencies. All traits are examined for frequency of occurrence, and trait frequencies are then tested to determine if they vary by side of the body, sex, age, type of cranial deformation or association with one another. A series of skeletons are re-tested in order to test intra- and inter-observer reliability. A refined list of traits developed from these analyses is then used to examine trait frequency distributions among the three major room blocks at the site. The full battery of traits used in this study are found to be free of the effects of side of the body, sex, type of cranial deformation and associations with one another, but are affected slightly by age. Intra- and inter-rater reliability are low for this sample and battery of traits. The conclusion is that individuals from the Pueblo do not aggregate into groups which are distinguishable on the basis of non-metric traits.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectCraniology -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.en_US
dc.subjectSkull -- Abnormalities.en_US
dc.subjectSkull -- Artificial deformities.en_US
dc.subjectIndians of North America -- Craniology.en_US
dc.subjectIndians of North America -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.en_US
dc.subjectPhysical anthropology -- Arizona -- Grasshopper Pueblo.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBirkby, Walter H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberUnderwood, Jane H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZegura, Stephen L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLeadem, Christopher A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSpeer, Donald P.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9410690en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701928588en_US
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