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    May 26, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ANTH 3440 - Human Osteology and Skeletal Identification (with Lab)

Goals: To develop a basic knowledge of human osteology, including human bone identification and human functional anatomy. To understand the methods and techniques for skeletal identification and for the reconstruction of life histories from bone that may be applied in both recent forensic and ancient archaeological contexts.

Content: Human osteology, functional anatomy, bone biology, techniques for determination of age-at-death, sex, stature and for identifying skeletal indicators of biological affinity, trauma, disease and general health. A case study approach leads to the production of a forensic or osteobiographical report on a set of skeletal remains.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: ANTH 1160 or instructor permission

Note: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4