Forensic Anthropology: The Appearance And Origin Of Humans

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Anthropology is a field of science that deals with the systematic study of humans-the population, evolution, adaptation, genetics and origin of linguistics. It is a relatively new field that began only in the late 1800’s. “ ANTHROPO (Anthropos) - man, human OLOGY (Logos) – study “ Anthropology incorporates disciplines such as sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, human biology and philosophy. Anthropologists study human population to understand the following: (1) The appearance and origin of humanity (2) Evolution of human kind (3) Diversity and variation in modern humans (4) Change in customary practices and ideas. Forensic Anthropology is a subfield of anthropology that applies the practices and methods of anthropology to help law enforcements to establish the identity of the skeletal remains as well the cause of death. In simple words, it is the application of anthropological methods to medico-legal approach. Or, it is the study of human skeletal remains to determine the sex, race, age and time of death in an effort to establish the identity of the deceased individual. Forensic anthropology has further expanded to incorporate not only the study of bones and teeth, but facial reconstruction and age progression analysis as well. The forensic Anthropologists is tasked with the identification and analysis of the dismembered or mutilated remains excavated. The identification usually involves the determination of age, sex, race and stature of

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