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Running head: UNIT 7, OPTION 2 SEMINAR1Human Anatomy & Physiology 1Kaplan UniversityUnit 7, Option 2 seminarKimberlee Schmitt-Mischke
UNIT 7, OPTION 2 SEMINAR2Unit 7, Option 2 SeminarThe way you can tell the age of a skeleton is by using radio carbon as one of the optionsbut it may not have the best accuracy. (Intro, Sciencing) Usually the first step theanthropologist’s do is they will look to see what is around the remains of the skeleton thendetermine if the bones are from a human or animal. (Para 2 Sciencing) Then they will look at thegrowth and disintegration of the bones to decide its approximate age. Next anthropologist’s willmeasure the skeleton, and determine the gender of the skeleton. The gender can be determined bythe width of the hips and certain points on the skull, however for a child it is extremely difficultto differentiate. (Para 6, Sciencing) Also checking the size of the skeleton, as that can change

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