Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    May 16, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021
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ANTHR 7246 - [Human Osteology]

(crosslisted) ARKEO 7246  
     
Fall. Not offered: 2020-2021. Next offered: 2021-2022. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Recommended prerequisite: ANTHR 6235 . Permission of instructor required. Co-meets with ANTHR 4246 /ARKEO 4246 .

M. Velasco.

This is an intensive laboratory course in the study of human skeletal remains. A detailed knowledge of skeletal anatomy is fundamental to forensic anthropology, bioarchaeology, and the medical sciences. This course teaches students how to identify all 206 bones and 32 teeth of the human skeleton, in both complete and fragmentary states. Students will also learn osteological methods for establishing a biological profile and documenting skeletal trauma and pathological lesions. Hands-on laboratory training will be supplemented by case studies that demonstrate the importance of human osteology for criminal investigations in the present and the study of health and violence in the past. The ethics of working with human remains are also discussed.



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