Analytical Tools

MaMD Analytical

MaMD Analytical uses an artificial neural network (aNN) to classify an unknown cranium into a reference group. The reference data are housed in the Macromorphoscopic Databank, established in 2018 by Hefner (2018).

Use the application here: MaMD Analytical 

The current version of MaMD Analytical is v 1.0.0

Details on the algorithm may be found here: MaMD Analytical 1.0

Please feel free to download the following excel sheets for macromorphoscopic trait analyses.

Optimized Summed Squared Attributes

This form conducts a binary ancestry classification (American White or American Black) using 6 MMS traits.


Naive Bayesian Classifier

This excel worksheet was developed by Dr. Nicholas Herrmann. This sheet performs two Bayesian classifiers: 1) European American, African American, and Asian American, and 2) European American, African American, and American Indian. Posterior probabilities for each group are provided based on 10 MMS trait.