Forensic Anthropology Definition

Definition of Forensic Anthropology

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Forensic Anthropology is the study of the human past behaviors as it applies to the law and criminal events. Here are some other definitions of Forensic Anthropology.-Kris Hirst

Forensic Anthropology Definition

Forensic anthropology is the examination of human skeletal remains for law enforcement agencies to determine the identity of unidentified bones.

Forensic anthropology is the application of biological anthropology to human remains in a legal setting.-University of Montana

Forensic anthropology is that branch of applied physical anthropology concerned with the identification of human remains and associated skeletal trauma related to manner of death in a legal context.-John Hunter and Margaret Cox. 2005Forensic Archaeology: Advances in Theory and Practice. Routledge.

Forensic anthropology is the application of the science of physical anthropology to the legal process. The identification of skeletal, badly decomposed or otherwise unidentified human remains is important for both legal and humanitarian reasons. Forensic anthropologists apply standard scientific techniques developed in physical anthropology to identify human remains and to assist in the detection of crime.-Blythe Camenson 2001. Opportunities in forensic science careers. McGraw-Hill Professional

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