Skeletal Remains Lab Report

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Skeletal remains were found at a park, and taken to a laboratory to be examined. A humerus, skull, femur, and a pelvis was found at the scene. Bones can identify a person with their height, stature, age, ethnicity, gender, and DNA located inside the bones can give us a true genetic identification. We will take precise measurements on every bone, and use formulas that can help us decide the height, ethnicity, and gender. Summary of findings Below is the evidence and support for the traits of the skeletal remains. Sex We determined the skeletal remains to be male, below is evidence of how we got this. Pelvis The sub-pubic angle was measured as 70 degrees, the pubis body width was 32.1mm, the greater sciatic notch was 50 degrees, and finally the pelvic cavity shape was heart shaped all of which are found in males. Skull The upper edge of eye orbit was blunt, and the shape of the eye orbit was square. The zygomatic process was expressed. The Michael crest was rough and bumpy. The frontal bone was low slanting, the mandible shape was square u-shaped, and the ramus of mandible was straight. All of these results came out as male. Femur The vertical diameter of femoral head was 47.1mm. The bi condylar width was 82.1mm and the maximum length was 410mm. Humerus The transverse…show more content…
They are based upon average soft tissue thicknesses over various anatomical sites of the skull and jaws and is duplicated. It is found that there is a significant difference with thickness of soft tissue of male and female. Other ways of identifying skeletal remains are tracing injuries and DNA testing. Forensic anthropologist can identify any cracks and fractures in the bones. These injuries can be traced back to childhood injuries. Forensic anthropologist can also gather DNA from the bone samples and amplify the DNA with

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