Rhian R Dunn

Rhian R Dunn
Michigan State University | MSU · Department of Anthropology

Master of Science

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14
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Citations since 2017
12 Research Items
35 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
Michigan State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2018 - May 2019
Mercyhurst University
Position
  • Instructor
August 2016 - May 2018
Mercyhurst University
Position
  • Graduate Assistant
Education
August 2019 - May 2024
Michigan State University
Field of study
  • Forensic Anthropology
August 2016 - May 2018
Mercyhurst University
Field of study
  • Forensic and Biological Anthropology
September 2012 - March 2016
University of California, Santa Barbara
Field of study
  • Biological Anthropology

Publications

Publications (14)
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Dennis C. Dirkmaat, PhD, D-ABFA, is an essential figure in the discipline of forensic anthropology. He has been committed to research, as evidenced by the grants he has been awarded regarding victim recovery and outdoor crime scene interpretation. He has mentored not only hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students in his role as chair of the A...
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Forensic anthropology is commonly considered a subdiscipline of biological anthropology. While the discipline of forensic anthropology currently requires specific training and certification, many faculty members in the broader discipline of biological anthropology continue to list forensic anthropology, or “forensics,” as a research interest, speci...
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Donation programs have been an indispensable component of medical education, where human anatomy has benefited from dissection and laboratory coursework1. In recent years donation programs have also become an integral component within anthropology programs, where skeletal donations are an important tool for study and research2,3. Yet the manner in...
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Pertaining to their mentorship and research, Drs. Armelagos, Buikstra, and Larsen are commonly considered defining figures in the field of bioarchaeology. However, each figure has a different background and unique ideologies which shape their understanding of human biology, which were likely passed down to their students. To better understand this...
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Attendees to this presentation will learn the frequency and impact of forensic anthropological manuscripts in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology (AJPA). This presentation will impact the forensic science community by highlighting the type of forensic anthropology manuscripts published in, and thus valued by, the AJPA, a flagship journal...
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Forensic anthropologists assist law enforcement agencies and medical examiner's offices with investigations involving human remains, providing insight into trauma analysis, the establishment of postmortem interval, and the estimation of biological profile data. Ancestry is considered one of the more difficult aspects of the biological profile, due...
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After attending this presentation, attendees will understand the applicability of Ünlütürk’s method to an American sample for ancestry estimation. This presentation will impact the forensic science community by demonstrating the utility for ancestry estimation of the metric measurements of vertebral elements utilized in Ünlütürk’s method. Ancest...
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After attending this presentation, attendees will better understand the applicability of the Megyesi method to other regions of the country, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Attendees will also gain insight on the practicality and reliability of the Megyesi et al. method (Megyesi method hereafter) and the Moffat et al. method (Moffat met...
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After attending this presentation, attendees will better understand the differential recovery rates of human skeletal remains encountered in outdoor forensic contexts with and without the assistance of forensic anthropologists. This presentation will impact the forensic science community by demonstrating the utility of incorporating forensic anth...

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The Macromorphoscopic Databank (MaMD) serves as a repository for macromorphoscopic trait data obtained primarily from recent and well-documented forensic cases and/or donated skeletal material. To facilitate data sharing and to maximize analytical output, the databank comprises relational databases housing not only macromorphoscopic trait scores, but also demographic data on each decedent. This project was supported by Award No. 2015-DN-BX-K012, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice.