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Forensic Anthropometry

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Hayden Troiani

on 19 September 2011

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Transcript of Forensic Anthropometry

Anthropometry What is the role
of the Expert? What is forensic
Anthropomety Bibliography By Hayden Troiani • The word anthropometry comes from the Greek anthropos,
meaning man, and the word metron, meaning measure. • Anthropometry is the measurement of the human body, its component parts and relative dimensions, such as body weight, height, length of limbic bones, pelvic bones, skull, etc. The role of a forensic anthropometrist is to mesure the length of bones to determine; Age, sex, hieght and weight of a person. They will also look for abnormalities in or on the bone. Where do they
work? Well the majority of the time a
Forensic Anthropometsist will work in a lab.
But on occasion you will see them
out in the field helping local police. OR How long has Anthropometry Been Around for? Records have shown us that Anthropometry has been around since the early 1700's.
This has been an important part of forensic science since the late 1700's. Technologies Used • Osteometric boards are wooden boards marked with measurements and equipped with a sliding ruler. Spreading calipers are metal, scissor-like tools, while sliding calipers have one fixed and one sliding point. Both types of calipers are also marked with measurements. X-rays.
• Osteometric boards and spreading and sliding calipers are all used to take skeletal measurements. Osteometric boards measure the length of large bones which can be used to determine the approximate height and weight of an individual.They can also see knife wounds on the bone and bullet marks.
Osteometric Board Specialised
x-ray machine spreading calipers Case Study Panzram/ Deer Lodge

A man Panzram, a serial killer was found in his deer lodge.
Upon excavating the around the site they found the remains of several animals. This is where anthropometry comes in. They took the remains of the animals to the lab only to find out that 2 bones came from deers and a set of human leg bones. From this the anthropometrist determined the age, height, weight and sex of the victim. http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110420063045AAWKNRQ http://www.enotes.com/forensic-science/anthropometry http://www.ehow.com/facts_7474414_technology-used-forensic-anthopology.html http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/serial_killers/history/panzram1/7.html http://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110420063045AAWKNRQ http://eh.net/encyclopedia/article/cuff.anthropometrics Photo Biblioghraphy http://annagustin.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/man-silhouette.jpg
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