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“A Multi-Modal Method for Determining the Postmortem Interval in Juvenile Remains and Assessing Skeletal Health.” Ann H. Ross (PI) with NYC OCME and NC OCME, 2012. National Institute of Justice (2012-DN-BX-K049).

"Testing the Validity of Radiographic Comparisons in Positive Identifications." Ann H. Ross (PI), Sam Simmons (CoPI). 2010. National Institue of Justice (2010-DN-BX-K214).

 “Geometric Morphometric Tools for the Classification of Human Skulls.”Ann H. Ross (PI), Dennis E. Slice (CoPI). 2005. National Institute of Justice (2005MU-BX-K078).

 “The NIJ-NC State Training Podcast:  Investigation Protocols for Death in Natural Environments”. Ann H. Ross (PI), David Hinks (CoPI), Billy Oliver (CoPI), Wes Watson (CoPI), Jason Byrd (CoPI). 2008. National Institute of Justice (2008-DN-BX-K213).


"Hispanic" Populations Craniometric Database

3D Craniofacial Database

Radiographic Database

 Recent Selected Publications (underline denotes student co-author)


A.H. Ross, S. Abel. The Juvenile Skeleton in Forensic Abuse Investigations. Springer, A product of Humana Press, p. 205.


2014 A.H. Ross, C.A. Juarez.“A Brief History of Fatal Child Maltreatment and Neglect,” Forensic Science, Medicine and Pathology (In Press).

2014 N. Fournier, A.H. Ross. “Radiocarbon Dating: Implications for Establishing a Forensic Context,” Forensic Science Policy and Management (In Press).

2014 J. Bytheway, N. Larison, A.H. Ross. “Comparison of Atypical and Normal Burn Patterns of Human Remains and Recognition of Pre-Cremation Blunt Force Trauma,” Forensic Science International (Revise and resubmit).

2014 J. Stone, A.H. Ross, J. Verano. “Environmental Plasticity and Craniofacial Variation in Ancient Peru,” International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (Revise and Resubmit).

2014 R. Sutphin, A.H. Ross, R. Jantz.   “Secular Trends in Cherokee Cranial Morphology: Eastern versus Western Bands,” Annals of Human Biology (Revise and Resubmit).

2014 A. Hale, K. Honeycutt, A.H. Ross. “A Geometric Morphometric Validation Study of Computed Tomography Extracted Craniofacial Landmarks,” Journal of Craniofacial Surgery Vol 25: 231-237.

2013 A.H. Ross, A. Hale, D. Slice. “3D-ID – Geometric Morphometric Software for Ancestry and Sex Determination”, in T. Delabarde, Ed.,C'est l'histoire d'un squelette: Manuel practique d'anthropologie médico-légal, ESKA, Paris, France (In Press).

2013 A. Humphries, A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker."Regional Biological Variation in Mexico. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (available online)."

 2013 A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross.“A Radiographic Study on the Utility of Cranial Vault Outlines for Positive Identifications,” Journal of Forensic Sciences (available online).

 2012 A. Humphries, A.H. Ross.“Sexual Dimorphism in the Portuguese Population,” Anthropologie: International Journal of the Science of Man 49:13-20.

2011 A. Maxwell, A.H. Ross. "The Epidemiology of Genocide: An Example from the Former Yugoslavia." Forensic Science Policy & Management 2: 94-102

2011 A.H. Ross, D.H. Ubelaker, E.H. Kimmerle. "Implications of Dimorphism, Population Variation, and Secular Change in Estimating Population Affinity in the Iberian Peninsula," Forensic Science International 206: 214e1-214e5.

2011 A.H. Ross, M.J. Manneschi.  "New Identification Criteria for the Chilean Population: Estimation of Sex and Stature," Forensic Science International 204: 206.

2011 A.H. Ross, S. Cunningham."Time-Since-Death and Bone Weathering in a Tropical Environment," Forensic Science International 204: 126-133.

2011 G.M. Agostini, A.H. Ross. "The Effect of Weight on the Proximal Femur: A Cross-Sectional Analysis," Journal of Forensic Sciences (In press).

2010 A.H. Ross, S.E. Williams. "Craniofacial Growth, Maturation, and Change: Teens to Midadulthood," Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 21: 458-461.

2010 J. Bytheway, A.H. Ross."A Geometric Morphometric Approach to Sex Determination of the Human Adult Os Coxa," Journal of Forensic Sciences 55: 859-864.