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Investigating forensics

Investigating forensics

Anthropology

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The forensic anthropologist uses specific tools for certain jobs: for example pliers for the extraction of teeth for the purpose of DNA analysis.
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    The forensic anthropologist uses specific tools for certain jobs: for example pliers for the extraction of teeth for the purpose of DNA analysis.
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    The remains require a detailed examination for an accurate assessment of the evidence.
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    Ribs need to be organized from one to twelve in an anatomical position (as they are in life).
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    When laying out the bones the forensic anthropologist checks for possible asymmetries or differences present between the right and left sides of the body.
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    The forensic anthropologist lays out the skeleton for analysis one bone at a time.
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    The skull shows important clues on the sex of the individual that a forensic anthropologist is able to interpret.
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    Careful analysis of the remains is a paused, long and important step for a correct description and interpretation of the elements.
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    An experienced forensic anthropologist has the ability to distinguish the correct sides for each bone of the skeleton.