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Forensic Anthropology as a Career

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Jordan Welnetz

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Forensic Anthropology as a Career

Forensic Anthropology Salary Qualifications & Career Opportunities Schooling Job Decription What is it? Forensic Anthropology is the application of
the science of physical anthropology and the
study of the human skeleton in a legal setting. It takes a great deal of education to become a forensic anthropologist. This is most often in criminal cases when the
the victims remains are in the advanced stages
of decompostition. Forensic anthropologists study
skeletal remains using biological
and physical science to provide
accurate information to law
enforcement agencies. Forensic anthropologists
can identify: whether the skeletal
remains are human gender stature ancestry Forensic anthropologists also aid in criminal investigations by analyzing remains and determining the cause of death, approximate time of death, and unique skeletal markings. You need a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, or anthropology, and a graduate-level degree in anthropology or human biology. Then you need a PhD and a minimum of three years of experience in forensic anthropology before applying to the board to become certified. In order to pursue forensic anthropology as a career, you must be well educated and trained. Before the courts allow forensic anthropologists to be expert witnesses in court, anthropologists are required to first have practical experience and certification from the Board of Forensic Anthropology. Employment Opportunities Most anthropologists work for a University and law enforcement and other agencies will request their assistance as needed. Some anthropologists are employed outside of a university at museums, investigative bureaus, or coroners offices, however, they rarely do so full-time. Salaries of forensic anthropologists vary depending on the employer, and the anthropologists level of expertise. Most sources estimate the average salary as between $50,000 and $100,000. the end bones occupation http://www.flickr.com/photos/wessexarchaeology/118766026/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/28390932@N07/2650675565/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/dimegliolopez/3660884326/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/an_untrained_eye/2524462429/
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