Lecture 21 (4-5) - Forensic Anthropology Applied branch of...

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Forensic Anthropology Applied branch of biological anthropology - Based on principles of osteology and skeletal biology - Used in legal or criminal investigations - Used to reconstruct “historically important” deaths Reconstructing: Homicides Suicides Accidental deaths War crimes Combat deaths Medical Examiner Forensic Anthropologist Medico-legal perspective Anthropological perspective Sign death certificate Positive identification Determine cause of death (without doctor) Hard tissue focus Soft tissue present Reconstruct pre-, peri- and postmortem behaviors/situations The Investigative Process Forensic anthropologist is called to site of discovery He/she determines if bones are human He/she determines if finds represent a crime scene (not archaeological bone) Documents position and condition of bone, soft tissue, clothing, jewelry, bullets,
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Lecture 21 (4-5) - Forensic Anthropology Applied branch of...

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