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Forensic Anthropology

What is Forensic-Anthropology?

According to the American Board of Forensic-Anthropology, forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal, badly decomposed, or otherwise unidentified human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. Forensic anthropologists apply standard scientific techniques developed in physical anthropology to identify human remains, and to assist in the detection of crime.

Forensic anthropologists frequently work in conjunction with forensic pathologists, odontologists, and homicide investigators to identify a decedent, discover evidence of foul play, and/or the postmortem interval. In addition to assisting in locating and recovering suspicious remains, forensic anthropologists work to suggest the age, sex, ancestry, stature, and unique features of a decedent from the skeleton.

Expert Interview

Forensic Anthropology Masters training, history cold cases, the million for a morgue campaign. These are just of the topics covered in this fascinating interview with Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology Sue Black (OBE). See following link.

Professor Sue Black

The Forensic Anthropologist in Focus

See following link to find out more about our forensic anthropologist in focus Dr. A. Midori Albert, Associate Professor of Physical Anthropology at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

In Focus

Forensic-Anthropology Schools

See following link to check out a selection of schools, colleges and Universtites that offer forensic-anthropology programs and training.

Forensic-Anthropology Schools

Forensic-Anthropology Q & A

See link below for answers to the most frequently asked forensic-anthropology related questions posted on the Forensic Q & A section of the website.

Forensic-Anthropology Q & A

Forensic-Anthropology Online

Showcasing the best for. anthropology related video and audio broadcasts that can be accessed online for free. See following link for full details.

Forensic-Anthropology Online

Forensic-Anthropology in The Real World

This section will showcase the most interesting forensic-anthropology related news and articles. For full details simply click on the links below.

The Body Farm Tennessee: FBI Recovery of Human Remains course

Listening To The 'Silent Witnesses'

Insightful BBC article featuring a contribution from Forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black.

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Essential Reading

Flesh and Bone:

An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology By Myriam Nafte

Book Information

Flesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic-Anthropology offers the reader a solid background in forensic anthropology by out-lining some of the methods and procedures that best define the discipline. It introduces readers to the rapidly growing area known as forensic science, providing a comprehensive look at many of the participants in the field. Nafte avoids technical terminology whenever possible and includes photographs, charts, and illustrations to complement the text.

The book evolves sequentially, beginning with a discussion of all things forensic and then continuing to detail the broad field of anthropology, the process of death, decomposition, and skeletonization. Methods of identifying the human skeleton, DNA analysis, and the reconstruction of identity are highlighted. The final chapter deals with the modern application of forensic- anthropology to human rights missions.

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Flesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

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Forensic-Anthropology Pictures

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