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Forensic Sciences Research, Special Issue on Forensic Anthropology, Part I: Search, Recovery and Analysis Vol. 3, No. 4

Editor:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2018
Citation:
2018. "Forensic Sciences Research, Special Issue on Forensic Anthropology, Part I: Search, Recovery and Analysis Vol. 3, No. 4."
Identifier:
151367
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_151367

Foreward

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Editor:
Tersigni-Tarrant, MariaTeresa A.  Search this
Shirley, Natalie R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2013
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2013. "Foreward." In Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction. Tersigni-Tarrant, MariaTeresa A. and Shirley, Natalie R., editors. xi. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Identifier:
114422
ISBN:
978-1439816462
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_114422

Histology of ancient human bone : methods and diagnosis : proceedings of the "Palaeohistology Workshop" held from 3-5 October 1990 at Göttingen / G. Grupe, A.N. Garland (eds.)

Author:
Palaeohistology Workshop (1990 : Göttingen, Germany)  Search this
Grupe, Gisela 1956-  Search this
Garland, A. N  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 223 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Bones--Histology  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Call number:
GN70.P35 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443111

New Methodology in Forensic Anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2006
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2006. "New Methodology in Forensic Anthropology." Humanbiologia Budapestinensis, 29 71–88. https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.877.
Identifier:
21285
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.877
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_21285

Evolution of the relationship of forensic anthropology with physical anthropology and forensic pathology: A North American perspective

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2006
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2006. "Evolution of the relationship of forensic anthropology with physical anthropology and forensic pathology: A North American perspective." Studies in Historical Anthropology, 4 199–205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2006.01.007.
Identifier:
21306
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2006.01.007
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_21306

Bioarcheology, Human Osteology, and Forensic Anthropology: Definitions and Developments

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2017
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2017. Bioarcheology, Human Osteology, and Forensic Anthropology: Definitions and Developments.
Identifier:
144244
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_144244

Disturbing Bodies: Perspectives on Forensic Anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2017
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2017. [Book review] "Disturbing Bodies: Perspectives on Forensic Anthropology." Human Remains and Violence, 3, (1), 116–117.
Identifier:
142873
ISSN:
2054-2240
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_142873

The Legacy of Aleš Hrdlicka in Smithsonian Forensic Anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Editor:
Prokopec, Miroslav  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1999
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1999. "The Legacy of Aleš Hrdlicka in Smithsonian Forensic Anthropology." In Aleš Hrdlicka - 130th Anniversary of Birth. Prokopec, Miroslav, editor. 17–21. Czech Anthropological Society and the City of Humpolec.
Identifier:
101755
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_101755

Ales Hrdlicka's role in the history of forensic anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1999
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 1999. "Ales Hrdlicka's role in the history of forensic anthropology." Journal of forensic sciences, 44, (4) 724–730.
Identifier:
76097
ISSN:
0022-1198
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76097

Judge Andrew Howard [cellulose acetate photonegative]

Photographer:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Howard, Andrew Jackson, 1897-  Search this
Subseries Creator:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Scurlock, Robert S. (Saunders), 1917-1994  Search this
Custom Craft  Search this
Scurlock, Addison N., 1883-1964  Search this
Scurlock, George H. (Hardison), 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Container:
Box 69
Culture:
African Americans -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- African Americans
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Judge Andew Howard walking down courthouse steps. "7 AGFA SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. No Scurlock number. No ink on negative.
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Subseries Rights:
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Courthouses  Search this
Judges  Search this
African American judges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white negatives -- Acetate film
Subseries Citation:
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives
Scurlock Studio Records, Subseries 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin Negatives / 4.1: Black-and-White Silver Gelatin negatives
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8af07ab5c-bffd-4597-acaf-32b85dcaab4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0618-s04-01-ref2120
Online Media:

Donald J. Ortner Papers

Creator:
Ortner, Donald J.  Search this
Names:
Paleopathology Association  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthroplogy  Search this
University of Bradford  Search this
Frohlich, Bruno, 1945-  Search this
Putschar, Walter G. J., 1904-1987  Search this
Extent:
44.37 Linear feet (96 boxes, 3 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Place:
Virginia
England
Jordan
Peru
Date:
1963-2013
Summary:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers, dated 1963 to 2013, document his research and professional activities while working in the Division of Physical Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. They primarily deal with his contributions to the field of paleopathology and his work with specimens from Bab edh-Dhra, Jordan and Chichester, England. The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence, files related to Ortner's publications, specimen observations and analysis, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers primarily document his projects, research, and correspondence working as a biological anthropologist in the Division of Physical Anthropology of the Department of Anthropology from 1963 until his death in 2012. The bulk of the projects represented relate to his work in paleopathology, such as the Near Eastern skeletal biology program in Jordan and the medieval skeletal disease project in England. The collection consists of notes, research materials, correspondence, data and data analysis, transcripts of specimen observations, maps, blueprints, artwork, negatives, slides, photographs, CD-Roms, floppy discs, and sound cassettes.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 8 series: Series 1. Correspondence, 1966-2012; Series 2. Subject files, 1965-2013, undated; Series 3. Near Eastern Skeletal Biology Program, 1977-2010, undated; Series 4. Medieval Skeletal Disease Project, 1988-2006, undated; Series 5. Other publications, projects, and research, 1963-2011, undated; Series 6. Professional activities, 1971-2007, undated; Series 7. Biographical and office files, 1963-2011, undated; Series 8. Artwork, 1978, undated
Biographical Note:
Donald J. Ortner was a biological anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). By the time of his death, Ortner had served in many positions at the Museum, including Acting Director (1994-1996). His areas of expertise included human paleopathology, human health in medieval England, bioarcheology of the ancient Near East, and the history and evoluton of human infectious diseases. Ortner was a founding member of the Paleopathology Association.

Ortner was born in 1938 in Stoneham, Massachusetts and arrived at the NMNH in 1963, working primarily with J. Lawrence Angel who had recently started as Curator in the Division of Physical Anthropology. While working at the Museum, Ortner completed his Master's in Anthropology in 1967 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1970. His doctoral dissertation was on The Effects of Aging and Disease on the Micromorphology of Human Compact Bone.

Ortner worked with Walter G. J. Putschar, a pathologist based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, on a series of short-courses (1971-1974) on paleopathology at the Smithsonian. During the summer of 1974, Putschar and Ortner traveled to Europe (London, Edinburgh, Zurich, Strasbourg, Vienna, Prague) studying and photographing examples of skeletal pathology in museums and other repositories. The result of this research was the book Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains published in 1981, with later editions in 1985 and 2003.

In 1977, Ortner joined the Expedition to the Dead Sea Plain directed by archaeologists Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub, focusing on the site of Bab edh-Dhra. Ortner studied the tombs and skeletons for data indicating cultural and biological changes, especially urbanization and connection to the development of other "Western civilizations." Ortner participated in two more field seasons in Bab edh-Dhra in 1979 and 1981. From his research at Bab-edh-Dhra, Ortner published many scholarly articles and recreated two tombs for the Hall of Western Civilization at NMNH.

In 1988, Ortner began his collaboration with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England, teaching short-courses on paleopathology. While a Visiting Professor at the University, he also participated in a project on human health and disease in Medieval England. The project focused on leprosy and syphilis in skeletons from St. James Hospital's leprosarium cemetery in Chichester, Wharram Perry, and Magistrates' Court in Kingston-upon-Hull. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University in 1995.

Donald J. Ortner died on April 29th, 2012 in Maryland.

Sources consulted:

Ubelaker, D. H. "Obituary: Donald J. Ortner (1938–2012)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 149 (2012): 155–156.

Arnoldi, Mary Jo and Ann Kaupp. "Donald J. Ortner, Sr. (1939-2012)." Anthropolog: Newsletter of the Department of Anthropology, Spring 2012: 1-3.

Chronology

1938 -- Born on August 23 in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

1960 -- Received B.A. in Zoology from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.

1963 -- Began working at the Smithsonian Institution.

1967 -- Received M.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University.

1969 -- Promoted to Assistant Curator.

1970 -- Received Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

1971 -- Promoted to Associate Curator.

1971-1975 -- Taught part-time at the University of Maryland.

1974 -- Spent summer with Dr. Walter G. J. Putschar studying pathological specimens in Europe.

1976 -- Promoted to Curator in the Anthropology Department, National Museum of Natural History.

1977 -- First field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1979 -- Second field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1981 -- Third field season at Bab edh-Dhra cemetery site in Jordan.

1988 -- Began association with the University of Bradford in Bradford, England.

1988-1992 -- Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History.

1994-1996 -- Acting Director of the National Museum of Natural History.

1995 -- Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the University of Bradford.

1999-2001 -- President of the Paleopathology Association.

2005 -- Received Eve Cockburn Award from the Paleopathology Association in recognition of his contributions in the field of paleopathology.

2012 -- Died on April 29 in Maryland.
Related Materials:
The following photo lots depicting Donald J. Ortner can be found at the NAA:

Photo Lot 7D: Photograph of attendees after American Anthropological Association annual meeting, 1965

Photo Lot 7A: Portraits made at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 1970

Photo Lot 77-45: Photograph of Smithsonian Institution physical anthropologists, circa 1977

Photo Lot 4822: Division of Physical Anthropology collection of photographs of physical anthropologists, undated

Sound recordings of Donald J. Ortner at the NAA:

John Lawrence Angel Papers, Sound Recordings, "How Humans Adapt: A Biocultural Odyssey," November 9, 1981

Other collections at the NAA in which Donald J. Ortner is a correspondent or creator of material:

Records of the Department of Anthropology, 1877-1980

Department of Anthropology Annual Reports, 1920-1983

John Lawrence Angel Papers, 1930s-1980s

Three films that document Ortner's work in Bab edh-Dhra are located in the Human Studies Film Archives (HSFA):

Film number 2000.9.1, The Bones of Bab edh-Dhra, ca. 1970s

Film number 2000.9.3, Bab edh-Dhra Film Project, 1970-1980

Film number 2014.3, City of the Dead, 1978

The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds the original City of the Dead in Accession 05-282, Office of Telecommunications, Productions.
Provenance:
These papers were transferred to the NAA from the Department of Anthropology in 2014.
Restrictions:
The Donald J. Ortner Papers are open for research.

Access to the Donald J. Ortner Papers requires an appointment.

Requests to view forensic files are subject to review by the NAA. Forensic files can only be viewed in the National Anthropological Archives reading room. No copies are permitted unless permission is granted by the agency the report was written for.

Electronic records are unavailable for research. Please contact the reference archivist for additional information.

Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropologists -- United States  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Human remains (Archaeology)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East  Search this
Scurvy  Search this
Leprosy -- Research  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Bāb edh-Dhrā Site (Jordan)  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology) -- England  Search this
Forensic anthropology  Search this
Paleopathology  Search this
Bronze age  Search this
Chichester (England)  Search this
Diseases  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Citation:
Donald J. Ortner Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2014-07
See more items in:
Donald J. Ortner Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34f215cb8-26a6-4988-9af5-a94af54f4ac3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2014-07

Forensic Anthropology: Methodology and Applications

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Editor:
Katzenberg, M. Anne  Search this
Grauer, Anne L.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2019
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2019. "Forensic Anthropology: Methodology and Applications." In Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton. Third ed. Katzenberg, M. Anne and Grauer, Anne L., editors. 43–71. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119151647.ch2.
Identifier:
149194
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119151647.ch2
ISBN:
9781119151616
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_149194

In Search of America's MIAs: Forensic Anthropology in Action

Author:
Mann, Robert W.  Search this
Holland, Thomas D.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1998
Citation:
Mann, Robert W. and Holland, Thomas D. 1998. "In Search of America's MIAs: Forensic Anthropology in Action." AnthroNotes, 20, (1) 13–16. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22371.
Identifier:
116186
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22371
ISSN:
1548-6680
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_116186

Review of Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches by Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2019
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2019. [Book review] "Review of Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches by Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin." Journal of Anthropological Research, 75, (4), 614–615.
Identifier:
153106
ISSN:
0091-7710
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_153106

The Changing Role of Forensic Anthropology in Investigations of Mass Fatality Incidents

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2022
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2022. "The Changing Role of Forensic Anthropology in Investigations of Mass Fatality Incidents." from A Responsive Academy: Meeting and Surpassing the Challenges of a Modern Forensic Science World. 110. Colorado Springs, Colorado: American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Proceedings of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences 28
Identifier:
164334
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_164334

The Influence of William M. Bass III on the Development of American Forensic Anthropology

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Hunt, David R.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1995
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. and Hunt, David R. 1995. "The Influence of William M. Bass III on the Development of American Forensic Anthropology." Journal of Forensic Sciences, 40, (5) 729–734.
Identifier:
76147
ISSN:
0022-1198
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76147

The Role of Forensic Anthropology in the Recovery and Analysis of Branch-Davidian Compound Victims - Recovery Procedures and Characteristics of the Victims

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Owsley, Douglas W.  Search this
Houck, M. M.  Search this
Craig, E.  Search this
Grant, W.  Search this
Woltanski, T.  Search this
Fram, R.  Search this
Sandness, K.  Search this
Peerwani, N.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1995
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H., Owsley, Douglas W., Houck, M. M., Craig, E., Grant, W., Woltanski, T., Fram, R., Sandness, K., and Peerwani, N. 1995. "The Role of Forensic Anthropology in the Recovery and Analysis of Branch-Davidian Compound Victims - Recovery Procedures and Characteristics of the Victims." Journal of forensic sciences, 40, (3) 335–340.
Identifier:
76154
ISSN:
0022-1198
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_76154

Forensic Anthropology Workshops in Brest, France

Author:
Baccino, Eric  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1995
Citation:
Baccino, Eric. 1995. "Forensic Anthropology Workshops in Brest, France." from Proceedings: American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, February 13-18, 1995 in Proceedings: American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, February 13-18, 1995. 173–174. American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Identifier:
112889
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_112889

William R. Maples Popularized Forensic Anthropology Long Before CSI

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_52c840f1c463b65c21439b7f60243c83

Forensic Trends in Forensic Anthropological Humanitarian Action

Author:
Ubelaker, Douglas H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2017
Citation:
Ubelaker, Douglas H. 2017. "Forensic Trends in Forensic Anthropological Humanitarian Action." In P5 Medicine and Justice. 268–277. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Identifier:
146260
ISBN:
978-3-319-67091-1
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_146260

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