Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Trotter, Mildred

US physical anthropologist at Washington University Medical School (St. Louis); a specialist in skeletal biology, Trotter made significant contributions to the methodology of stature estimation from long bones; was one of five physical anthropologists who participated in the identification of American war dead at Oahu, Hawaii, after World War II. President, AAPA (1955-7); Viking Fund medalist (1956). Co-author (with T. Dale Stewart) of Basic Readings on the Identification of Human Skeletons: Estimation of Age (1954).