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1

How is age assessed in juveniles?

cranial suture, long bone length, epiphysis fusion, dentition

2

How is age assessed in adults?

Looking at degredation
Pubic symphysis (bumpy = young)

3

How is ancestry assessed?

Epigenetic traits (small changes in the skeleton linked to small groups)
Shovel-shaped incisors

4

How is stature assessed?

length of the femur

5

How is health assessed?

Dentition (linear enamel hypoplasia, dental caries)
Periosteal reaction

6

How is behavior assessed?

Osteoarthritis

7

How is diet assessed?

Stable isotopes

8

When is there increased burial variation

when a society is complex