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Cleveland, Ohio


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ANT 367

Bodies, Burials, and Bones: Forensic Anthropology

Overview of the field of forensic anthropology for students from any field, but especially from Criminology and Anthropology. Topics covered include basic human osteology, skeletal examination and documentation, skeletal trauma, personal identification, forensic taphonomy and the process of decomposition, archaeology and scene processing, sex, age, stature, and ancestry estimation, and contemporary issues and limitations in the field of forensic anthropology. Applications of forensic anthropology to police and international human rights investigations will also be considered.

Units: 3.0