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the scientific study of the origins and behavior as well as the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.
the study of physical anthropology as it applies to human skeletal remains in a legal setting
weakening of the bone; may happen if there is not enough calcium in the diet and the body takes it from the bones to compensate
an osteoblast that becomes trapped in the construction of bone; also known as a living bone cell
the physical record of a person's life as told by his or her bones; tells much about a person through the study of the skeleton
the presence of a visible line that marks the place where cartilage is being replaced by bone
when clay is contoured to follow the height of the facial markers which are positioned at critical locations on the skull
skeletal trauma analysis
the investigation of bones and the marks on them to uncover a potential cause of death
gender, age, height, type of sports they play, nutritional deficiences
Analyzing bones can reveal clues to what such things?
shape of eye sockets, ratio of width to height of nasal opening, projection of upper jaw over lower jaw, width of face
How is distinguishing race determined by the skull?
diet/nutrition (especially lack of vitamin D and calcium); diseases and genetic orders, arthritis, scoliosis; previous fractures; types of work/sports; surgical implants; childbirth
What types of characteristics can bones show?
because they are not fused completely yet
Why do babies have 450 bones? [compared to adults who have 206]
In what gender is the occiptial protuberance on the back of the skulls thicker due to neck muscles?
When will the sagittal (suture running across the top of the skull, back to front) be closed?
When will the coronal (suture running side to side over the top of the skull, near the front) be closed?
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