What we can do with a human skeleton 1 age based on

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-what we can do with a human skeleton: 1) age based on size and fusing of the bones can tell how old the skeleton was and teething. Little kids’ bones are not fused together. one of the ways they did was looking at the Spitalfield Crypt which is a stone chamber underneath the floor of a burial vault. Ex. whole room full of bones and skulls. Because they didn’t have enough food. - Spitalfields Crypt- they had names and dates with the skeleton and you can check it on the bones and the matches were pretty good. As a result, you have much better confidence of guessing their age. Exactly what forensic scientist do. you can also tell the sex of the female by the bones. You can also tell height to a certain extent because people tend to shrink by age. Can tell the manner of death. you can tell relationships when you have a whole cemetery of people and the social structure. Can tell what people do with their hands. -how skeletons of females and males have different wear from the bones. Also can tell about body modification like head modification in South America to take a kid’s head and elongate it. you can also look at facial reconstruction: take the skull and connect the muscle and skin to the face to how the person might have looked like. -Holocene-a time when there are really profound social changes that have a ripple effect of bringing people together along with the production of technology. Ancient Near East: a lot of evidence for food, ritual and death. -get a lot of good evidence for upper Paleolithic (40-50,000 years ago) -Ohalo II- 20,000 BC-get more than 100 plant species, stones, storage and animals but no domestication. Its too early for domestication! What are these people doing of storage and grinding? There are lots of other settlements around but nobody else is copying these guys. They probably were thought to be weird because they did storage and settled in. There’s an early
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