A Forensic investigation of the Ralph Glidden Human Remains Collection of the Catalina Island Museum
Members of the Gabrielino/Tongva community always felt that the Ralph Glidden Collection within the Catalina Island museum required a forensic style of investigation. Although they may have been discussing the entire collection, it is definitely applies to the human remains collections. The Catalina Island Museum human remains collection that was recently repatriated had received limited analysis. A few scholars incorporated the collection into larger discussions about the Gabrielino and Chumash cultural communities. Decker (1970) and Wlodarski (1978), summarized aspects of Glidden’s collection, but an update regarding the overall understanding about the people represented in the collection are long overdue. Many assumptions have been made about what cultures are represented in the overall Catalina Island Museum human remains Collection. This poster is an opportunity to provide a comprehensive biological profile and a comprehensive osteological analysis of the people that Ralph Glidden and others excavated, that was performed during NAGPRA and in collaborative efforts with tribal communities.
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A Forensic investigation of the Ralph Glidden Human Remains Collection of the Catalina Island Museum. Karimah Kennedy Richardson, Wendy Teeter, Desiree Martinez, Cindi Alvitre. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442965)
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Abstract Id(s): 22714