2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course provides the student with an in-depth understanding of the skeletal features used to develop the osteobiographic profile (e.g., age, sex, stature, ancestry, handedness, etc.) Of an individual. This analysis is essential for forensic identification and forms the foundation for the reconstruction of ancient individuals and their life-ways. Each student will select some aspect of skeletal analysis and present an overview of the bone biology, the history of the analytical methods, the problems and advantages of each method, modifications that others have made to address these issues, and the current state of knowledge. In the past, some students have proposed new methods of analysis. This will be complemented by a lab exercise designed by the student that will provide data for interobserver analysis of various techniques. The results of this lab will be presented as posters which will be posted on CW at the end of the term. Prior osteological experience is required.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Seminar
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ: ANTH 0630 or 1602

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