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  1. page Why study bones? edited Home Forensic Anthropology Why study Bones Age Estimating Time of Death Sex and Race The …
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    The main reason why people study bones
    is because bones often survive the process of decay and provide the main evidence for the human form after death.
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    Determining the Sex and RaceSexRace
    after completing the record, the race and sex must be identified. In order to determine the race, we first need to determine the sex. Direct observation of certain features help in the opening recognition. A trained eye and touch in direct observation can distinguish male from female using the supraorbital margin, mastoid process and gonial flare parts of the skull. However, most important in direct observation is the pelvis.
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    Gonial Angle
    Squared
    Wide angle
    Palate
    Larger, broader, tends to be U-shaped
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    Anthropology is a science of humankind. It studies all facets of society and culture. It describes the impact of humans on other humans. Anthropology focuses on human characteristics generated and propagated by humans themselves. Physical Anthropology studies anatomy and biology -- race, gender, adaptation. It studies humankind as a biology type, describing physical development over the millennia.
    {discovery-channel-bone-detectives.jpg} Forensic Anthropology
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    Estimating Time of Death
    The first question to be asked and probably hardest question to answer is "how long has it been dead?" Bones do not decay as skin and soft tissue do, but they are subject to weathering and scatter (toponomy).
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    Estimating Time of Death
    The first question to be asked and probably hardest question to answer is "how long has it been dead?" Bones do not decay as skin and soft tissue do, but they are subject to weathering and scatter (toponomy).
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    source: Ed Friedlander, viewed 2 October, 2009, <http://www.pathguy.com/TimeDead.htm>
    Kilvington Girl's Grammar,viewed 2 October, 2009, <http://www.kilvington.vic.edu.au/cyber/forensic/estimating%20time%20of%20death.htm>

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    Determining the Age
    The best way in identifying the age of a sub-adult skeleton is examination of the teeth and jaw, when present. Whereas a comparative analysis may be done with the use of skull sutures and epiphyseal fusion in the young-adult skeleton. Sutures are the zigzag "seams" where the bones of the skull meet. Endocranial sutures (inside the skull) are more reliable as an aging method than is ectocranial suture analysis. The teeth also become important later in the identification of a specific individual with the use of dental records. {800px-Cyst_-_wisdom_tooth-full.jpg} application of dental techniques to identify deceased
    {sutures1.gif} Sutues of the skull
    source and image: Terrie Winson, veiwed 1 October, 2009, http://www.anthro4n6.net/forensics/#Age
    image: eforensicmed.googlepages.com/ forensicodontology

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  8. page Sex and Race edited ... Rugged Smooth Supraorbital margin Rounded Sharp Mastoid Rounded Sharp Mastoid …
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    Rugged
    Smooth
    Supraorbital margin
    Rounded
    Sharp
    Mastoid

    Rounded
    Sharp
    Mastoid
    process
    Large
    Small
    Occipital

    Large
    Small
    Occipital
    bone
    Muscle

    Muscle
    lines and protuberance marked
    Muscle

    Muscle
    lines not marked
    Glabella
    Bony
    Flat
    Gonial

    Glabella
    Bony
    Flat
    Gonial
    Angle
    Squared
    Wide

    Squared
    Wide
    angle
    Palate
    Larger,

    Palate
    Larger,
    broader, tends
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    be U-shaped
    Small,

    Small,
    tends to
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    a parabola
    Occipital

    Occipital
    condyles
    Large

    Large

    Small
    source: http://www.anthro4n6.net/forensics/#SexRace
    img: http://www.anthro4n6.net/forensics/#SexRace
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