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Forensic Anthropologists

Caitlyn Cadiz 1st pd.

Caitlyn Cadiz

on 3 May 2010

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Transcript of Forensic Anthropologists

Forensic Anthropolgists Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical anthropology to the legal process. Forensic Anthropology is the identification of skeletal, badly decomposed, or otherwise unidentified human remains Schools for Forensic Anthropolgy
Western Carolina University Forensic Anthropology Program
Forensic Anthropology at the University of Florida
MSc in Forensic Anthropology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK
Forensic Anthropology at California State University, Chico
Forensic Anthropology Center: The University of Tennessee
Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute

Because of the many responsibilities of being a forensic anthropologist, a candidate for the said position must study physical anthropology, paying close attention to skeletal biology, have training in archaeology to assist the staff searching for and excavating skeletal materials. A forensic anthropologist is also responsible for examining a body that is badly burned or completely decomposed. A forensic anthropologist is also in charge of identifying whether the bones are human bones, and if they are, to fully develop the biological profile of the human bones, which will help in identifying the person. Any candidate for the forensic anthropologist position has to go to the university and have a major in physical anthropology, which is one of the four main sub-disciplines of anthropology. Archaeology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics are the other three. Physical anthropology covers topics such as evolution, skeletal biology, and primatology, to name a few.

After completing a bachelor's degree in physical anthropology, it is necessary to continue your education and complete a minimum of master's degree also in physical anthropology. Nevertheless, it is also possible to study the more specific aspects of anthropology, like skeletal biology. Depending on the position, the company, and the experience, the annual salary of a forensic anthropologist range from $54,685 to $76,150. The future of Forensic Anthropology
advances in technology
more afficient techniques
advances in science
India is the country that is in highest demand for forensic anthropologists and the United States is fifth. In the U.S. Nevada is in highest demand for forensic anthropologists. Technology used in Forensic Anthropology
Picture Enhancement
DNA Technology
Microscopic technology
Infrared photography
Metal detectors
Ground-penetrating radar

Well Forensic Anthropologists don't have customers, they have victims. They have B2B such as:
the tools they use (technology, trowel..)
the information or evidence in the crime The problems needed to be solved most often:
Who is the victim?
HOw they commited the murder?
What was the tool used?
How is math used?
A Forensic Anthropologist use bone measurements to determine the age, sex, race and height of a skeleton at the time of death. Skills needed:
Good writing skills are essential for reports.
Public-speaking skills are essential for court
Interpersonal communication skills are essential for talking to witnesses.
Organizational skills are important.
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