Theses and Dissertations
An inventory and analysis of human remains from the Aklis Site (12VAm1-42) curated at Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University
Osterholtz, Anna J.
Zuckerman, Molly K.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures
This project was an inventory and analysis of human remains from the Aklis archaeological site (12VAm1-42), located in the Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. The human remains inventoried during this project were collected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and MSU during surface collection and emergency salvage excavations at Aklis. The statistical analysis of the data focused on the minimum number of individuals (MNI) per square meter, the degree of long bone completion, skeletal element counts across excavated features, and the degree of weathering. Results indicate that the assemblage curated at MSU includes a minimum of 14 individuals, and the remains are heavily weathered and highly fragmented. The data reflects increased fragmentation and weathering in human remains recovered from erosional features as opposed to correlation with geographic area, and that there are differences in skeletal element counts across excavated areas of the site.
Olson, Kaelyn, "An inventory and analysis of human remains from the Aklis Site (12VAm1-42) curated at Mississippi State University" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5733.
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