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Difference of Skeletal Remains of Different Races

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Kaitlin Nellessen

on 23 April 2010

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The Difference of Skeletal Remains Of Different Races
The Use of Biometrics Caucasians People of white color have:
a narrower face
high nose
prominent chin
triangular nasal openings
African Americans People of black skin color have:
wide and square nasal openings
Asians People from Asia have:
forward projecting cheekbones
the cheekbones are angled forward giving a flatter face
special dental features
have a rounded maxilla
maxilla- forms most of the hard palate in a persons
mouth and it houses teeth
incisors are shoveled shape
Use of Biometrics in Identification
of human remains Biometrics- systems used to identify a individual
based on specific characteristics to that person Anthropologists use a program called, Fordisc, which allow an anthropologists to match specific detail to a race

Anthropologists also use Discriminant Function Analysis tables based on bone characteristics to determine the race of remains. There are discriminant function tables of bones in females and males that help anthropologists determine sex and age of remains. Africans People from Africa have:
a hyperbolic maxilla
the maxilla bone forms
a ridge in the center
incisors are spatulated
incisors- single teeth on
top and bottom
the nasal openings flare flaring nostrils http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/forensics/11-forensic_anthropology/skeletal_analysis_worksheet.htm http://shs.westport.k12.ct.us/forensics/11-forensic_anthropology/skeletal_analysis_worksheet.htm shoveled shaped incisors Hyberbolic Maxilla
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