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The Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database (SVAD): An Accessible Repository of Contemporary Subadult Reference Data

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Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
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Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0031, South Africa
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Academic Editors: Sara C. Zapico, Francisca Alves Cardoso, Vanessa Campanacho and Claudia Regina Plens
Forensic Sci. 2022, 2(1), 20-36; https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci2010003
Received: 24 November 2021 / Revised: 24 December 2021 / Accepted: 30 December 2021 / Published: 5 January 2022
The Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database (SVAD) is the largest available repository of contemporary (2010–2019) subadult reference data from around the world. It is composed of data collected from individuals aged between birth and 22 years. Data were collected from skeletal remains (n = 43, Colombia) and medical images (n = 4848) generated at medical examiner’s offices in the United States (full-body Computed Tomography (CT) scans), hospitals in France, The Netherlands, Taiwan (region-specific CT scans), and South Africa (full-body Lodox Statscans), a private clinic in Angola (region-specific conventional radiographs), and a dental practice in Brazil (panoramic radiographs). Available derivatives include individual demographics (age, sex) with standardized skeletal and/or dental growth and development indicators for all individuals from all samples, and segmented long bone and innominate surfaces from the CT scan samples. Standardized protocols for data collection are provided for download and derivatives are freely accessible for researchers and students. View Full-Text
Keywords: identified collections; biographical data; growth; development; skeletal data; dental data; human variation; medical imaging identified collections; biographical data; growth; development; skeletal data; dental data; human variation; medical imaging
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Stull, K.E.; Corron, L.K. The Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database (SVAD): An Accessible Repository of Contemporary Subadult Reference Data. Forensic Sci. 2022, 2, 20-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci2010003

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Stull KE, Corron LK. The Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database (SVAD): An Accessible Repository of Contemporary Subadult Reference Data. Forensic Sciences. 2022; 2(1):20-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci2010003

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Stull, Kyra E., and Louise K. Corron. 2022. "The Subadult Virtual Anthropology Database (SVAD): An Accessible Repository of Contemporary Subadult Reference Data" Forensic Sciences 2, no. 1: 20-36. https://doi.org/10.3390/forensicsci2010003

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