AzBAD: Arizona Biological Affiliation Database

Author(s): Rachael Byrd; James Watson

Year: 2016


The Arizona Biological Affiliation Database (AzBAD) is a catalog of comparative cranial morphometric data designed to provide an additional tool for assessing cultural affiliation in compliance with state (ARS §41-844/865) or federal (NAGPRA) legislation and facilitate repatriation of human remains to descendant communities. This information is used to create comparative samples that encompass the variability inherent in ancient ancestral populations. Measurements from crania of individuals assessed for determinations of cultural affiliation are compared to those in the database with established cultural affiliations to produce a relative degree of biological affinity between the comparative groups and the individual in question. AzBAD has the potential to contribute significantly to our efforts at Arizona State Museum to determine biological affinity and cultural affiliation for ancestral remains from the state and immediate surrounding region.

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AzBAD: Arizona Biological Affiliation Database. Rachael Byrd, James Watson. Presented at Southwest Symposium, Tuscon, AZ. 2016 ( tDAR id: 401185) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8MP54V2

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min long: -115.225; min lat: 30.145 ; max long: -102.744; max lat: 37.996 ;

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AzBAD: Biological Affiliation Database