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Forensic Anthropology CHS 3501 Florida International University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Outline • What is forensic anthropology? Who are forensic anthropologist? What do they do? • What is hard tissue? • How are cartilage and bones classified? • What information can be gathered from hard tissue? –Age, sex, stature, and ethnicity
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Forensic Anthropology • Forensic science is the application of a science to law • Archeology is the recovery of artifacts • Osteology is the study of bones – Development, structure, function, and variation • Anthropometry are the measurements (size/proportions) of the human body • Anthropology is the study of man
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Forensic Anthropologists The identification of human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons!!!
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Becoming a Forensic Anthropologist • Forensic anthropologist go to school for a long time • First they specialize in physical anthropology –Undergraduate college degree –Master’s degree –Ph.D. degree (desirable) –Forensic anthropology internship after graduate or post-graduate work
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Job Description Describe and identify human remains that are unrecognizable and unidentifiable by standard methods Retrieval of human remains and skeletal analysis – Cause of death • Blunt force trauma, asphyxiation, etc. – Manner of death • Homicide, suicide, natural, accidental – Events occurring around the time of death – Treatment of the remains after death • Buried more than once, disturbed grave
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Coordinated Effort Crime Scene Investigator (scene = archeology)
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Questions for the FA • Are the remains human? –Commonly they are not • How many individuals? • What did the person look like? –Age, sex, height, ethnicity, physique, handedness • Unique physical attributes –Pins, surgeries, deformities, etc.
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Hard Tissue (cartilage, teeth, bone) Cartilage (60 – 80% water) – Hyaline • Caps the ends of bones, shapes the nose, completes the rib cage, and forms the fetal skeleton
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CHS 3501 taught by Professor Perr during the Spring '09 term at FIU.

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