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Field Attributes

New Skeletal Element Page

Accession (required field)

  • Tracking identifier, such as a laboratory or project name and/or number
  • Alphanumeric
  • Minimum of three characters
  • Example: 2018-001 or ABC 2018-001

Provenance 1

  • Secondary tracking identifier, such as information related to grave, casket, or recovery provenience
  • Alphanumeric
  • Example: A-01

Provenance 2

  • Additional tracking identifier, such as additional information related to grave, casket, recovery provenience, or bag number
  • Number(s) and/or letter(s)
  • Example: A2

Designator (required field)

  • Unique number for the element
  • Alphanumeric
  • No special characters or symbols
  • Example: 101

Bone (required field)

  • Choose element from drop-down list
  • Options exist for unidentifiable elements (Ex: Unidentified cervical vertebra, unidentified long bone)

Side (required field)

  • Left – element is from the left side of the body
  • Right – element is from the right side of the body
  • Middle – element is from the middle of the body (Ex: cranium, thoracic vertebra 1)
  • Unsided – any element that side cannot be determined

Completeness (required field)

  • Complete – a complete element is present, fragmentary or whole → If complete is chosen, all zones will be automatically populated
  • Incomplete – any element that is not complete

Click “save” to continue analysis. All fields can be edited/updated after the element has been saved, until “Inventoried” is checked, then changes cannot be made without approval by the project lead/manager/creator/etc.

View Skeletal Element Page

Same fields as “New Skeletal Element” with the addition of:

To enter or edit data, you must go to Actions → Edit

CT Scanned

  • Check this box if element has been CT scanned

X-ray Scanned

  • Check this box if element has been x-rayed

Clavicle Triage

  • Check this box if element has been triaged for chest radiograph comparison

Measured

  • Box will automatically be checked when any measurements are saved under the Measurements analysis

DNA Sample

  • Box will automatically be checked when any measurements are saved under the DNA Profile analysis

Inventory Completed

  • Check this box if inventory is complete and is ready for review
  • Information cannot be changed once this box is checked. Changes cannot be made without approval by the project lead/manager/creator/etc.

Reviewed

  • Check this box if review is complete

Individual Number

  • Unique identifier given when element is being associated as an individual, i.e., multiple elements representing a single individual are given one number
  • Example: 2018-IND-1 or IND 2018-001

Click Details to add Analyses

Analysis

Biological Profile

Age

  • Choose the applicable method; this list is based on methods applicable to the element. Click Create.
  • Fill in appropriate age scores/descriptions. Click Save.
  • Information can be edited after save, but cannot be deleted.

Sex

  • Choose the applicable method; this list is based on methods applicable to the element. Click Create.
  • Fill in appropriate scores/descriptions. Click Save.
  • Information can be edited after save, but cannot be deleted.

Stature

  • No methods available.

Ancestry

  • Choose the applicable method; this list is based on methods applicable to the element. Click Create.
  • Fill in appropriate scores/descriptions. Click Save.
  • Information can be edited after save, but cannot be deleted.

DNA Profile

Lab

  • Choose the laboratory that is conducting the DNA analysis

External Case #

  • The DNA testing laboratory’s case number
  • Alphanumeric

DNA Sample Number

  • The sample number for the DNA sample
  • Alphanumeric

Mito Sequence Number

  • mitochondrial DNA sequence number
  • Numeric

Mito Sequence Subgroup

  • mitochondrial DNA sequence number
  • Alphanumeric

Mito Sequence Similar

  • If there is a similar mitochondrial DNA sequence number, list it here
  • Alphanumeric

Mito Match Count

  • Number of individuals matching the mitochondrial DNA sequence
  • Numeric

Mito Total Count

  • Total number of individuals in the reference/comparison group
  • Numeric

Once saved, additional “analysis tests” can be added

Taphonomy

Chose appropriate taphonomic description for the following categories: * General color * Adherent materials * Biological * Burned * Physical * Staining * Human modification

Numerous descriptors can be chosen * Can be deleted after clicking “save”

Zonal Classification

  • Check the box for the corresponding zone that is present.
  • As a general rule, check a zone present if ≥50% of the zone is present.

Measurements

  • Must be numeric, not more than two decimal places
  • Ex: 241, 13.5, 14.56
  • Must click “save”
  • Can be deleted after clicking “save”

Associations

Articulations

• Select articulating element(s)

Pair Matching

• Select pair matching element(s)

Refits

• Select refitting element(s)

Pathology

Trauma

By zone description of type of trauma, with free text space for additional information.

Options include the following, as a general category or a specific type of trauma:

  • Antemortem
  • Perimortem

Pathology

By zone description of type of pathology, with free text space for additional information.

Options include the following, as a general category or a specific type of pathology:

  • Density
  • Morphology
  • Proliferative
  • Lytic
  • Deformative

Anomaly

Choose any anomaly description available


Last update: 2024-01-05
Created: 2024-01-05