ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.

World Archaeological Congres 9
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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'Silva Braz V, Ubelaker DH, Foran DR, 2006: Morphological Analysis of Differential Bone Survival. Anthropologie (Brno) 44, 2: 173-177'.
 
Abstract
The correlation between the preservation of entire skeletons and fragments from their ribs (N=63) and femurs (N=38) within a historic sample (1833-1861) from the Voegtly cemetery, Pennsylvania, USA was calculated using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test (WSRT), which considers information about both the sign and the magnitude of the differences between pairs. If the two variables are similarly distributed, the number of positive and negative differences does not differ significantly. Although no particular distributions are assumed for the two variables, the population distribution of the paired differences was assumed to be symmetric. Bone fractures and the presence of plant roots and root markings were also considered. The Z score for femurs (-2.579) and ribs (-2.391), according to positive ranks (fragment < skeleton) revealed that in both cases the fragments display better preservation than that of the whole skeleton, despite variation in such relevant features as bone density and morphology.
 
Keywords
Taphonomy - Bone weathering - Voegtly, Pennsylvania (USA)
 
 
 
 

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