Forensic Anthropology in Los Angeles County, California 1998-2003 Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D. Consulting Anthropologist Los Angeles County Department of Coroner and Assistant Professor of Anthropology California State University, Los Angeles. Forensic Anthropology is….
Forensic Anthropology in Los Angeles County, California1998-2003Elizabeth Miller, Ph.D.Consulting AnthropologistLos Angeles County Department of CoronerandAssistant Professor of AnthropologyCalifornia State University, Los Angeles
Is it human?
Is it of forensic value?
What bones are present?
What is the MNI?
What is the sex?
What is the age?
What is the ancestry?
What is the height?
Are there any anatomical anomalies, pathologies, etc.?
Are there any indicators of behavior?
What is the PMI?
Evidence for cause of death?
Evidence for manner of death?The “ten” questions (I’ve added to the original ten codified by Snow (1982). My additions are in red).
Mass Fatality Incidents importance of information
Multiple Decedent Assistance
Special Decedent Recovery (includes burned bodies)
Buried Body Recovery
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