Forensics Class Notes Part 3

Forensics Class Notes Part 3 - Notes Anthropologist finds...

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Notes 2006-01-24 Anthropologist finds bones Step 1. Is it human or animal? Step 2. Information obtained from bones - Sex – number one indicator is pelvis – size of pelvic inlet or pelvic cavity - The sacrum is more curved on a male, more straight out on a female - The pubic arch is narrower on a male wider on a female - Acetabula (bowl shaped structure on the side of the pelvis) males are larger than females - Sciatic notch is narrower in the male wider in the female - Supra orbital ridges (the eyebrows) males have more prominent ridges females are less prominent - The mandible in a male is more square and elongated and femal is shorter and more rounded or pointed - Mastoid processes are more prominent in the males and more rounded in the females - Forehead contour is a straighter slope in males and tends to go up and then slope in females - The more indicators used the more accurate results - Sex can’t really be determined in pre-adolscent skeletons - Age - Pelvis is the best indicator of age
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