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Gabriel Sandoval Forensic science Unit 6 text 4/11/17 Marsing Review Questions 1. What are epiphyseal fusions? What can they tell a forensic anthropologist? Epiphyseal fusion is the closing of the areas of bones like the clavicle, iliac crest and other long bones in the arms and legs. This can tell a forensic anthropologist the victim's age based off of the areas that have closed and areas that have not closed. 2. What is ethnobotany? Why is this area helpful for forensic anthropologists? Ethnobotany is when plant remains and pollen are found with burials and on humans remains and used to study the death of the person. This area is helpful for forensic anthropologists because pollen or plant remains can help determine who the human remains belong to. 3. What is facial reconstruction? Why is it used? Facial reconstruction is re creating what a person may have looked like using certain points on the face that create distinct markings. It is used to help identify a victim whose remains are only bones and are unidentifiable. Using
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