Unformatted text preview: skeletons or fragments. Some evidence can be found on bone fractures, arthritis, and periodontal disease. Other examples are cranial deformation or dental mutilation. 4. Ancient DNA works by using the nucleus of cells extracted from archaeological plant and animals. Archeologists can use human bone to find information on sex or genealogy of an individual. However a problem is that over time, DNA can become badly degraded by decay and it can be very hard to get genetic information from it. 5. Some information that can be found in mortuary analysis includes information about past societies and individuals. Some things used in mortuary analysis include grave goods and human taphonomy to learn new information about cultures and individuals....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ANTHRO 100 taught by Professor Bowie during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.
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