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Lecture 26 – Forensic Anthropology

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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 2235A/B
Professor
Eldon Molto
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 26 – Forensic Anthropology: Questions Addressed and Procedures  Forensic anthropologists are trained in techniques of human biological identification - age, sex, stature, and race  Populations vary in their sexual dimorphism, bone development and proportions making it difficult to apply a standard developed in one population to that of another  Forensic anthropologists apply many methodsin biological identification  Growth and development of skeleton and dentition for age estimation  Measurements of skeleton called osteometry (for, sex, race and stature estimations)  Observingosteo/dento-scopic traits that have genetic meaning for race and sexual differentiation  Idiosyncratic aspects for uniqueness  Sequence of questions addressed by a forensic anthropologist o 1. Are the remains human? o 2. Are the remains of forensic
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