Review Questions 1. What are epiphyseal fusions? What can they tell a forensic anthropologist? A. The closing of the growth plates in the clavicle, iliac crest, and the long bones of the arms and legs. They can tell them what the age of the victim is. 2. What is ethnobotany? Why is this area helpful for forensic anthropologists? A. The study of plants and pollen. It can help determine the time of death. 3. What is facial reconstruction? Why is it used? A. The creation of a representation of what the person may have looked like. 4. How do male and female bones tend to differ? A. A male’s brow is more rounded and pronounced unlike a female’s which are sharper, a male’s occipital bone is larger than a female’s, a male’s jaw bone is more squared while a female’s is a wide angle, and in males the roof of the mouth is more of a “U” shape while a female’s roof of the mouth tends to be shaped like a parabola.