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the field of study that deals with the analysis of human skeletal remains resulting from unexplained deaths
5 objectives of Forensic Anthropology
1. Develop the biological profile
2. Look for evidence of trauma, determine the nature and cause of the trauma
3. Determine PMI (post-mortem interval)
4. Locate and recorder buried or surface remains
5. Provide information useful for obtaining positive identification of deceased persons
a four-field scientific discipline that is primarily focused on the study of humans in the past and present. The four fields that are encompassed within the discipline of anthropology are: archaeology, cultural, biological and linguistic anthropology
the study of humans from the perspective of human biology.
the study of cultures and societies of human beings and their very recent past. Traditional cultural anthropologists study living cultures and present their observations in an ethnography
the study of past societies and their cultures, especially the material remains of the past, such as tools, food remains, and places where people lived
The study of language, especially how language is structured, evolution of language, and the social and cultural contexts for language.
Also called biological anthropology, physical anthropology is the study of human evolution and variation, both past and current.
Forensic anthropology falls under this.
study of the behavior of primates
looks at how social structures influence how medicine is accessed by different groups of people. which diseases cause the biggest death rates as well as morbidity rates and which cause the greatest impacts on populations
study of disease and injury in skeletons from archaeological sites
Forensic Anthropology involves
-systemically recovering remains
-developing biological profile
-estimating postmortem interval
-assessing skeletal trauma
The process of identifying individuals from skeletal remains can be applied in many contexts including
-legal cases within the criminal justice system
-human rights violations (cases of genocide)
-historical mysteries (Amelia Earhart)
-Identification of MIA/KIA war dead
DNA, drugs, trace evidence
degree in chem, bio, other natural science
Crime Scene Technician
-processing crime scenes
-criminal justice degree
-usually police officers, sometimes civilians
-collects and processs evidence, little investigation
Other forensic areas
-pathology, psychology, anthropology, entomology
-MD or PhD
-Academics with occasional consulting
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