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  • Date Submitted: 12/10/2013 2:21 PM
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Sylvia Ellis
3rd block
December 10, 2013

My dream job or should I say my future job is to be a forensic anthropologist. Everything this job holds keeps my mind thinking beyond and more. It keeps the suspense high and questionable about everything because of all your possible options. The way anthropology is broken down just to find out who did it, was the victim a male or female. You can figure there weight, height, and more. I’ve learned everything about it just so I can be prepared.
A forensic anthropologist examines the skeletal remains which makes significant contributions to an investigation .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. The science of forensic anthropology includes archaeological excavation; examination of hair, insects, plant materials and footprints; determination of elapsed time since death; facial reproduction; photographic superimposition; detection of anatomical variants; and analysis of past injury and medical treatment.

Forensic anthropologists work to suggest the age, sex, ancestry, stature, and unique features of a decedent from the skeleton .For example, when a skeleton found in a wooded area is brought to a morgue or an anthropologist's laboratory for examination, the first step is to determine whether the remains are human, animal, or inorganic material. If human, an anthropologist then attempts to estimate age at death, racial affiliation, sex, and stature of the decedent. Although the primary task of anthropologists is to establish the identity of a decedent, increasingly they provide expert opinion on the type and size of weapons used...

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