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1

forensics anthro focus mostly on the study of _________ or ____________

bones.....osteology

2

why are osteologists important to forensics?

they have a big role in identifying the human remains after natural disasters or violent crimes

they also assist law enforcement when recognition is not possible at first glance

3

QUESTIONS ASKED BY FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGISTS

-are bones human?
-m or f?
-age?
-enthnicity?
-stature?
-features?
-how did they die??

4

what hints the age of the victim?

-sutures of skull
-teeth
-clavicle
-long arm leg bones
-pelvis

5

Forensics Anthropology

falls und r physical anthro field--> is made up 2 areas
-Forensics (science of crime investigation)
-Anthro (study of humans)

6

how many bones in an adult?

206

7

how many bones in a baby?

300

8

why do babies have more bones that adults

all their bones haven't fused together yet, they have not gone through ossification

9

define ossification

predictable pattern in cartilage

bones fusing bones together

10

list two long bones that experience ossification

femur and humerus

11

which bone is one of the last to complete ossification?

the clavicle, which ossifies at age 25

12

how do forensic anthropologists determine the age of a child by teeth

number of deciduous vs permanent teeth

13

first permanent teeth occur by age...

...7

14

last set of teeth appear by age....

....25