Date of Award

Fall 1-3-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Christopher Gilbert

Second Advisor

Dr. Bradley Adams

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Leo Coleman


This paper represents a preliminary test to an alternative method of species remains identification, namely bone acoustics. It is hypothesized that human and non-human long bone remains of similar diameter produce different amplitudes of sound from one another, resulting in the ability to distinguish human remains from non-human remains.

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Anthropology Commons



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