RESEARCH

Software Programs

Hefner JT. KKU Sex Estimation (v.0.0.1). Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2018.

Hefner JT. MaMD Analytical (v. 0.1.2). Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2018. https://macromorphoscopictraitanalysis.shinyapps.io/MaMDAnalytical/

Hefner JT, Kamnikar KR. TA Dental (alpha 1.0.1). Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2019

Ousley SD, Hefner JT. MMS [Macromorphoscopic Traits] (v. 1.6.1). Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2015.

Plemons AM, Goots AC, Kamnikar KR. LAMbDA: Landmark and Measurement-based Data Assistant. Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2016. http://locatelambda.org/

Spiros MC, Hefner JT. Combo MaMD Analytical  (v. 0.1). Michigan State University: East Lansing; 2019. https://macromorphoscopictraitanalysis.shinyapps.io/combo_mamd/

Publications

2020

Dunn RR, Spiros MC, Kamnikar KR, Plemons AM, Hefner JT. Ancestry estimation in forensic anthropology: A review. WIREs Forensic Sciences 2020;e1369.

Go M, Hefner JT. Morphoscopic ancestry estimates in Filipino crania using multivariate probit regression models. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2020;1-16.

Spiros MC, Hefner JT. Ancestry estimation using cranial and postcranial macromorphoscopic traits. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2020;65(3): 921-929.

2019

Camp S, Hefner JT, Wolf LG, Goldstein L. Building constituencies through evidence-based outreach: Findings from an archaeological STEM camp for International Baccalaureate high school students in the USA. Journal of Community Archaeology & Heritage 2019;1-19.

Hefner JT, Byrnes JF. Globalization, transnationalism, and the analytical feasibility of ancestry estimation. In: Garvin HM, Langley NR, eds. Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonafied Skeletons. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 2019.

Isa MI, Fenton TW, Goots AC, Watson EO, Vaughn PE, Wei F. Experimental investigation of cranial fracture initiation in blunt human head impacts.  Forensic Science International 2019;300:51-62.

Morgan LO, Johnson M, Cornelison J, Isaac C, deJong J, Prahlow JA. Two novel methods for enhancing postmortem fingerprint recovery from mummified remains. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2019;64(2): 602-606.

Ost AM, Dunn RR, Dirkmaat DC. What forensic taphonomy can do for you: A case study in rural Pennsylvania. In: Garvin HM, Langley NR, eds. Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonafied Skeletons. Boca Raton: CRC Press; 2019.

Pilloud MA, Adams DM, Hefner JT. Observer error and its impact on ancestry estimation using dental morphology.  International Journal of Legal Medicine 2019;133(3):949-962. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-018-1985-3

Redfern R, Hefner JT. “Officially absent but actually present”: bioarchaeological evidence for population diversity in London during the Black Death, 1348-50 AD. In: Mant ML, Holland AJ, eds. Bioarchaeology of Marginalized People. London: Elsevier Press; 2019.

Spiros MC. Standardization of postcranial nonmetric traits and their utility in ancestry analysis. Forensic Anthropology 2019;2(1): 29-44.

Zuckerman MK, Kamnikar KR, Osterholtz A, Herrmann NP, Franklin J. Applying the Index of Care to the Mississippian Period: A case study of treponemal disease, bodily impairment, and probably caregiving from the Holliston Mills, Site, TN. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 2019; 29(5):843-853.

2018

Bright LN, Hefner JT. Structural violence and disease: Epistemological considerations for bioarchaeology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2018;165(1):36.

Christensen AM, Hefner JT, Smith MA, Blakely Webb J, Bottrell MC, Fenton TW. Forensic fractography of bone: A new approach to skeletal trauma analysis.  Forensic Anthropology 2018;1(1).

Hefner JT. The Macromorphoscopic Databank. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2018;00:1–11. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23492HEFNERHEFNER|11

Hefner JT, Linde KC. Atlas of Human Cranial Macromorphoscopic Traits. San Diego: Elsevier, Academic Press; 2018.

Hefner JT, Spradley MK. Ancestry: Forensic applications. In: The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2018.

Isa MI, Fenton TW, DeLand T, Haut RC. Assessing impact direction in 3-point bending of human femora: Incomplete butterfly fractures and fracture surfaces. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018; 63(1). DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13521.

Isaac CV, Cornelison JB. The practical application of forensic anthropology. In: Biswas G, ed. Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Ltd.; 2018.

Isaac CV, Cornelison JB, Castellani RJ, deJong JL. A unique type of birth trauma mistaken for abuse. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018; 63(2):602-607.

Kamnikar KR, Herrmann NP, Plemons AM. New approaches to juvenile age estimation in forensics: Application of transition analysis via the Shackelford et al method to a diverse modern subadult sample.  Human Biology 2018;90:11-30.

Kamnikar KR, Plemons AM, Hefner JT. Intraobserver error in macromorphoscopic trait analysis. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018;63(2):361-370. DOI:10.1111/1556-4029.13564

Ousley SD, Jantz RL, Hefner JT. “From Blumenbach to Howells: The slow, painful emergence of theory through forensic race estimation”. In: Boyd CC, Boyd DC, eds. Forensic Anthropology: Theoretical Framework and Scientific Basis.  Forensic Science in Focus Series.  Cambridge: Wiley-Blackwell; 2018.

Passalacqua NV, Christensen AM, Hefner JT. Forensic Anthropology: A journal for our discipline. Forensic Anthropology 2018;1(1):1-3.

Plemons AM, Kamnikar KR, Hefner JT. Refining Asian ancestry classifications via cranial macromorphoscopic traits.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 2018;165(1).

Sauer NJ, Hefner JT. “Krogman, Wilton (1903-1987)”. In: The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 2018.

Warner MM, Plemons AM, Herrmann NP, Regan LA. Refining oxygen (δ18O) and hydrogen (δ2H) isoscapes for the identification of human remains in Mississippi. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2018;63(2). DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13575

2017

Isa MI, Hefner JT, Markey MA. Application of the Stephan et al. chest radiograph comparison method to decomposed human remains. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2017;62(5):1304-1307. DOI:10.1111/1556-4029.13432.

Pilloud MA, Maier C, Scott GR, Hefner JT. Advances in cranial macromorphoscopic trait and dental morphology analysis for ancestry estimation. In: Latham KE, Bartelink E, Finnegan M, eds. New Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification. San Diego: Academic Press; 2017:23-34.

Wei F, Selçuk Bucak S, Vollner JM, Fenton TW, Jain A, Haut RC. Classification of porcine cranial fracture patterns using a fracture printing interface. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2017;62(1): 30–38. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13231

2016

Hefner JT. Biological distance analysis, cranial morphoscopic traits, and ancestry assessment in forensic anthropology. In: Pilloud MA, Hefner JT, eds. Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives. San Diego: Academic Press; 2016: 301-316.

Hefner JT, Linde KC. Osteological analysis for archaeological collections management/ ethnicity determination – Joint Region Marinas, Guam. Technical Report. Contract No. N40192-14-M-5013, Client: NAVFAC MARIANAS. Garcia and Associates Tech Report; 2016.

Hefner JT, Nagle CL, Stanton PB. Human variation.  In: Stanton PB, Douglas JG, Reddy SN, eds. People in a Changing Land: The Archaeology and History of the Ballona in Los Angeles: Bioarchaeology and Paleodemography. Tucson: SRI Press; 2016: 235-244.

Hefner JT, Pilloud MA, Volgelsberg CCM, Buikstra JE. A brief history of biological distance analysis. In: Pilloud MA, Hefner JT, eds. Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives. San Diego: Academic Press; 2016: 3-22.

Hefner JT, Spatola B, Passalacqua NV, Gocha T. Beyond taphonomy: Craniometric variation within anatomical material. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016;61(6): 1440-1449. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13177.

Hefner JT, Warren MW. Possible achondroplastic dwarf skull from Montevideo, Uruguay. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016;61(6):1671-1677. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13186.

Herrmann NP, Plemons AM, Harris E. Estimating ancestry of fragmentary remains via multiple classifier systems: A study of the Mississippi State Asylum skeletal assemblage. In: Pilloud MA, Hefner JT, eds. Biological Distance Analysis Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives. San Diego: Academic Press; 2016.

Monsalve T, Hefner JT. Macromorphoscopic trait expression in a cranial sample from Medellín, Colombia. Forensic Science International 2016; 574.e1-574.e8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.07.014.

Pilloud MA, Hefner JT, eds. Biological Distance Analysis: Forensic and Bioarchaeological Perspectives. San Diego: Academic Press; 2016.

Plemons AM, Hefner JT. Ancestry estimation using macromorphoscopic traits. Academic Journal of Forensic Pathology 2016;6(3)400-412. DOI: 10.1433/afpj.2014-1234.

Redfern RC, Gröcke DR, Millard AR, Ridgeway V, Johnson L, Hefner JT. Going south of the river: a multidisciplinary analysis of ancestry, mobility and diet in a population from Roman Southwark, London. Journal of Archaeological Science 2016;74:11-22. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.07.016.

Sauer NJ, Wankmiller JC, Hefner JT. The assessment of ancestry and the concept of race.  In: Blau S, Ubelaker DH, eds. Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology. Walunt Creek: Left Coast Press, Inc.; 2016.

Stanton PB, Hefner JT. Preservation and population. ” PB Stanton and JT Hefner. In: Stanton PB, Douglas JG, Reddy SN, eds. People in a Changing Land: The Archaeology and History of the Ballona in Los Angeles: Bioarchaeology and Paleodemography. Tucson: SRI Press; 2016: 209-234.

Spradley MK, Stull K, Hefner JT. Craniofacial secular change in recent Mexican migrants. Human Biology 2016;88(1):15-29.

Vaughan P, Vogelsberg CCM, Vollner JM, Fenton TW, Haut RC. The role of interface shape on the impact characteristics and cranial fracture patterns using the immature porcine head model. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2016;61(5).

2015

DeLand TS, Niespodziewanski E, Fenton TW, Haut RC. The role of interface on the impact characteristics and cranial fracture patterns using the immature porcine head model.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015.

Fenton TW, Hurst CV, Vollner JM. L’analisi dei resti scheletrici umani. In: Arthur P, Leo Imperiale M, Tinelli M, eds. Apigliano: Un Villagio Bizantino e Medievale in Terra D’Otranto. Lecce, Italy: Progetto In-Cul.Tu.Re. 2014.

Hefner JT, Pilloud MA, Black CJ, Anderson BE. Morphoscopic trait expression in ‘Hispanic’ populations.  Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015; 60(5): 1135-1139. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.12826

Meeusen R, Christensen A, Hefner JT. The use of femoral neck axis length (FNAL) to estimate sex and ancestry. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015;60(5): 1300-1304. DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.12820.

Morton SG, Isa MI, Wrobel GD. Caves were the houses of the Earth Lord, right?: Insight into the domestic economy of Central Belize from the cave context. Research Reports in Belizean Archaeology 2015;12: 107-114.

Niespodziewanski E, Stephan CN, Guyomarc’h P, Fenton TW.  Human identification via lateral patella radiographs: A validation study. Journal of Forensic Sciences; 2015.

Willits NA, Hefner JT. Tersigni-Tarrant MT. Case studies in skeletal blast trauma. In: Passalacqua NV, Rainwater CW, eds. Skeletal Trauma Analysis: Case Studies in Context. New York: Wiley-Blackwell Press; 2015: 177-188.

2014

Hefner JT. Cranial morphoscopic traits and the assessment of American Black, American White, and Hispanic Ancestry. In: Ta’ala S, Berg G, eds. Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White. Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC; 2014:27-42.

Hefner JT, Ousley SD. Statistical classification methods for estimating ancestry using morphoscopic traits. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014;59(4):883-890.

Hefner JT, Spradley MK, Anderson BE. Random forest modeling and ancestry estimation. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014;59(3):583-589.

Isaac CV, Cornelison JB, deJong JL. An investigative tool for detecting elder abuse. Academic Forensic Pathology 2014;4(4):524-531.

Pilloud MA, Hefner JT, Hanihara T, Hyashi A. The use of tooth crown measurements in the assessment of ancestry. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014;59(6):1493-1501.

Zuckerman MK, Kamnikar KR, Mathena SA. Recovering the ‘body politic’: A relational ethics of meaning for bioarchaeology.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 2014;24:513-522.