Fire, mass disasters, murder and missing persons are all contexts in which human remains are found and require the expertise of the forensic anthropologist. The skeleton retains valuable evidence that can be revealed through careful scientific examination. Learn how a forensic anthropologist, through the analysis of skeletal remains, determines the sex, age, race, height, personal habits, lifestyles and sometimes, cause of death. We will unravel the mysteries of forensics, and how forensic information is used in solving crimes.
By completion of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Define the role of a forensic anthropologist in human identification
- Describe the human skeleton and skeletal biology
- Describe methods used by forensic anthropologists
- Apply the techniques of a forensic anthropologist