Re: Subadult Skeletal Collections

karl h schwerin (schwerin@UNM.EDU)
Wed, 24 Jan 1996 14:21:40 -0700

On Tue, 16 Jan 1996, susan b jimenez wrote:

> Perhaps the membership can assist me in providing information concerning
> the location of any skeletal collections available for research that
> include subadults (i.e., <15 years of age). Known age and sex are
> required for the research I'm considering. I am aware of some at the
> Smithsonian, etc., but there might be university collections as well that
> may be accessible to researchers. Any information would be appreciated.
> Thanks
Susan -
The osteology collection at the University of New Mexico is reputed to be
the second largest in the country (after the Smithsonian). It includes
both archeological material as well as an extensive forensic collection,
and also a sizable collection of remains willed to the department by
interested individuals. I know that at least a couple of our current
professors have provided that their demise their remains will go to the
osteology laboratory.

Karl Schwerin SnailMail: Dept. of Anthropology
Univ. of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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