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Forens. Anthropology

What other fields are studied with forensic anthropology? Anthropology/osteology, Odontology, Entomology, and Botany
What can a forensic anthropologist determine from a whole/part of a bone? Age, sex, race, height
How many bones are there in the human body? 206
Age Determination: Sutures Three major cranial sutures appear as distinct lines in youth and gradually close from the inside out
Age Determination: Basilar suture closes in females as young as 14 and males 16, if the suture is open, the individual is generally 18 or younger
Gender differences females have a wider pelvis, the ribcage and shoulders of males are genreally wider and larger, males have a shorter index finger, males have a sloping forehead, and females have a straighter forehead.
Height can be calculated by using the length of certain bones: femur, tibia, humerus, and/or radius
Four skull groups Caucasian, African American, Asian (Mongoloid), and American Indian
African ancestry more flared nasal opening
Asian ancestry cheek bone more angled forward, giving the person a slightly more flattened face
Created by: TBrylewski