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1

FEMALE skull characteristics

Eye: ROUND

Mandible: V-SHAPES

Brow Ridge: GRACILE/THIN AND SLENDER

2

Pelvic determination of gender:

Determined by measuring sciatic notch.
•••Males90*

3

MALE skull characteristics

Eye: SQUARE

Mandible: SQUARE

Brow Ridge: ROBUST/THICK AND LARGER

4

Study of human skeletal remains can determine...

1. Sex
2. Age
3. Race
4. Time of Death

5

Bones originate from cells called_______________.

Osteoblasts

6

Male pelvis' are...

••narrow
••heart shaped
••long tailbone; sacrum curved inward

7

Best methods to determine sex...

1. Pelvis
2. Cranium

8

To determine race...

1. Cranium is the only reliable method.

9

________(bone cell) remove cellular wastes.

Osteoclasts

10

_______ tests for bones a few months old.

Immunology

11

_______tests for bones centuries old.

Carbon dating