Dem Bonesby: Alease Bruce

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In this case, students enter the world of a forensic anthropologist who must determine the sex and age of an individual from a collection of bones. Students, in turn, simulate some of the actual procedures conducted in a forensic anthropologist’s lab, examining and identifying bones through a series of lab activities.

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  • on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:20 PM

This is a great article that demonstrates how students get to think and work like forensic anthropologists. Everything is laid out in the article: the case notes, the activities, teachers notes, exam questions and classroom management. Students have to determine the sex, age and what the bones reveal about the way the person died. This information can be adapted for a high school Anatomy and Physiology class. All information, charts and photos are included.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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