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Cleveland State University Course Info

Cleveland, Ohio

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ANT 310

Human Osteology

Introduction to the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system. Familiarization with methods used in the excavation, identification, analysis, and preservation of prehistoric human skeletal remains. Includes consideration of anthropological vs. forensic perspectives, goals, and applications. Lecture content and lab exercises focus on quantitative and qualitative methods used to analyze growth and development of the skeleton, age and sex estimation, stature reconstruction, race determination, paleodemography, paleopathology, and the methods of assessing nutritional status of earlier human groups.

Units: 3.0