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Investigating forensics

Investigating forensics


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Transcript: ANTHROPOLOGY 2. Developing a Biological Profile

Dr. Amy Mundorff: The larger analysis is often termed “developing a biological profile”, or basically, trying to figure out who these skeletal remains represent.  Are they male or female, young or old? We try to determine the individual’s age at the time that they died.

Dr. Mark Skinner: We examine the skull for ancestry, if we can determine it. We look at the pelvis for sex determination, and measure the long bones for stature reconstruction. We look for individualizing attributes, be it aspects of the dentition or the skeleton that might help identify somebody. We also make observations about elapsed time since death if we can determine that.

  • ANTHROPOLOGY 2. Developing a Biological Profile
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 3. Trauma and Pathology
  • Role of Forensic Anthropology
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 4. The Report
  • Marginalized Victims
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 1. Initial Assessment
  • Definition of Bone