Forensics Case Study Summary

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Introduction: Me and my team of forensic anthropologists were called in by the police department to examine skeletal remains and figure out it’s gender, ethnicity, age, and height by using it’s bone measurements.

Summary of Findings: Determining the sex: To determine the sex, we took measurements of the pelvis, skull, femur, and humerus. The results for the pelvis were both equally male and female. The pubis body width was 25mm, which fits into the ‘Male’ category along with the Sub-Pubic Angle being lesser than 90 degrees. The pelvic cavity shape (circular) and greater sciatic notch (65 degrees) both pointed to female. The results for the skull mostly pointed to female (Upper Edge of Eye Orbit: sharp, Nuchal Crest: Smooth, Frontal Bone: Round, Mandible Shape: Rounded, Ramus of Mandible: Slanting), all except for three; shape of eye orbit (square), zygomatic process (expressed), and external occipital (generally present). The femur measurements all pointed to female. The results for the humerus mostly pointed to female except for the Transverse Diameter of Humeral Head (44.3 mm). Due to these results, we determined that the sex of the skeleton was female.
Determining Ethnicity: To determine the race, we looked at the skull and measured the nasal width (25 mm) and nasal height (60.5 mm). Then we looked at the nasal spine, nasal
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Especially if there were people that were looking for her. I’d liked to use both constructing the face onto the skeleton without the artist having seen photographs of the once living person or reconstructing the face onto a plaster model of the skull. By doing these tests, we can learn, what ethnicity the person was, what they looked like, how tall they were, and what gender they were. With this information, one can piece everything together and get an extremely close idea of the characteristics the being
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