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  1. Unit 9 Anthropology & Odontology Students will explore characteristics of physical evidence and remains.

  2. Kindle location 1,673, Dead men do tell tales • Joseph Merrick “Elephant Man” skeleton

  3. Forensic Anthropology • Forensic Anthropology is a branch of anthropology which specializes in the human skeletal system for the purposes of identifying unknown remains. • Forensic anthropologists study skeletal remains whose identities and circumstances of death are unknown or questionable. They analyze bodies that have decomposed, been badly burned, or have become mummified or skeletonized.

  4. Forensic Anthropology • Using forensics, the following questions can be answered: • Are remains human • Are the remains of one individual or are they of mixed remains • When did death occur • Was the body disturbed after death • What are the gender, age, and race of the individual • What caused death • What kind of death was it… homicide, suicide, accident, natural or undetermined… • Are there any anatomical peculiarities, signs of disease, or old injuries • Individuals height, body weight, physique can be estimated

  5. Skeleton Terms to Label • Lumbar vertebrae • Patella • Mandible • Ilium • Radius • Clavicle • Humerus • Ribs • Sternum • Scapula • Cranium • Metatarsals • Tarsals • Metacarpals • Carpals • Phalanges • Femur • Fibula • Tibia • Ulna • Hyoid • Xiphoid process • Frontal • Parietal • Nasal • Maxilla • Ethmoid • Occipital • Zygomatic • Temporal • Thoracic vertebrae • Cervical vertebrae • Manubrium • Coracoid • Sacrum • Coccyx • Pubis • Ischium • Talus • Calcaneus

  6. Vocabulary • Deciduous teeth • Dentition patterns • Antemortem • Postmortem • Caucasoid • Negroid • Mongoloids • Diaphysis • Epiphysis • Anterior • Posterior • Distal • Proximal • Crown • Neck • Root • Enamel • Dentin • Pulp cavity • Cementum • Periodontal Ligament • Forensic anthropology • Forensic odontology

  7. Forensic Anthropology • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/661563/how_forensic_anthropologists_determine.html • (Femur) • (hip) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/441165/forensic_anthropology_what_the_pelvis.html?cat=70 • (skull) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/409562/forensic_anthropology_and_the_secrets.html?cat=70 • Skull tutorial http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bio201/skull/skulltt.htm • Complete the skeleton tutorials after finishing labeling and coloring your pictures • Skeleton tutorial http://homes.bio.psu.edu/people/faculty/strauss/anatomy/skel/skeletal.htm • http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/GrossAnatomy/learnem/bones/main_bone.htm

  8. http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00206/pti_forensic_anthropolgy.htmhttp://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00206/pti_forensic_anthropolgy.htm • The job of a forensic anthropologist

  9. Male and Female Skeletal Remains • “sexing” the skeletons is based on the skull, jaw, brow ridge, pelvis and femur. • Determining sex is crucial when analyzing unidentified human remains. The forensic anthropologist can make determination of sex by comparing basic characteristics of certain bones. • This of course is not always accurate but for the most part male bones are larger in size to female bones and are so because of the addition muscle that may build up on the male body through adolescence and into adulthood

  10. Male and Female Skeletal Remains: THE SKULL • Skull has several key skull differences between male and females • Male cranial mass is more blocky and massive compared to the females which are more rounder at the top • Occipital protuberance (large projections behind ear) is larger on males than female skull • Mastoid process on the male skull is larger and rough compared to the female skull that has a smaller and smooth process • The occipital bone on the male skull has muscle lines and protuberances marked, where female skull tends not to have muscle attachment lines. • Zygomatic bone is more pronounced on the male skull. The female Zygomatic arch does not extend as a ridge posterior of the external auditory meatus, as the males does extend. • Forehead/frontal bone.. / males slant back where female have a round forehead

  11. Male and Female Skeletal Remains: THE SKULL

  12. Male & Female Skeletal Remains: THE FACE • The brow ridge (supercilary-ridge above eyes) on a skeleton can help determine gender. • Females has less pronounced or non existent brow ridge. • Males have a pronounced and larger brow ridges, • Can also be described as females brow ridge margin is sharper, while males have a round and dull ridge margin. • Refer to previous picture

  13. Male & Female Skeletal Remains: THE MANDIBLE • Mandible is more rounded on the female skull creating a somewhat pointed chin where the male has a more squared shape. • The female mandible measures an obtuse angle • The male measures an acute angle. • Refer to slide #10

  14. Skull bones to label: • Occipital protuberance • Mastoid process • External auditory meatus • Squamosal(Saggital) suture • Coronal Suture • Lamboidal suture • Frontal bone • Parietal bones • Occipital bones • Temporal bones • Sphenoidal bone • Ethmoid bone • Nasal bone • Maxilla • Mandible • Supercilary orbit • Zygomatic bones

  15. Male & Female Skeletal Remains: THE PELVIS • The pelvis or os pubis has important characteristics that help determine sex differentiation • The pubic arch has a larger angle in the female than the male. • Males have a narrower angle where the two pubic bones meet in front, measuring at 90 degrees or smaller • Females have wider angle where the two pubic bones meet in front, measuring greater than 90 degrees. • Females also have a wider pelvic opening. • Males have a narrower, heart-shaped pelvic inlet • Females have an open, circular pelvic inlet • From an anterior view you will only see the coccyx bone, on the male from the same view you can see both the coccyx and the sacrum.

  16. Male & Female Skeletal Remains: THE PELVIS • The pubic body is narrower in males than in the females • Males usually do not have a ventral arc. • The ventral arch is a bony ridge that is formed on the ventral (lower) side of the female os pubis. • Female pelvic bone have a broader sciatic notch and raised auricular surface, where the male has a narrower sciatic notch and a flat auricular surface. • Sacrum is straighter in the female and more curved in the males • Acetabulum- the socket in the pelvis- is larger in males.

  17. Pelvis bones to label: • Coccyx • Sacrum • os pubis (innominiate) • Illium • Ischium • Pubis • Acetabulum • Auricular surface • Acetabular notch • Obturator foramen • Lesser sciatic notch • Greater sciatic notch • Tuberosity of ischium • Superior ramus of pubis • Inferior ramus of pubis

  18. Book work: Page 278 • Read the section on determining the sex based on the pubis. Complete the activity on pg 278.

  19. Male & Female Skeletal Remains: THE FEMUR • Femur • The length of the femur is generally longer in the male skeleton. • The diameter of the femoral head longer and bigger in the male skeleton. • The oblique length of the trochanters is longer in the male skeleton

  20. Femur parts to label: • Head of the Femur • Greater Trochanter • Lesser Trochanter • Neck • Body • Medial epicondyle • Adductor tubercle • Medial condyle • Lateral condyle • Lateral epicondyle

  21. Book Work: Determining Height • Pg 275 – the eight formulas for determining height. See your handout for the same material. • Complete the activity on pg 275-276

  22. OSTEOINTERACTIVE! • http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/osteo/

  23. Determining Ancestry • There are three major anthropological racial groups based on observable skeletal features: Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloids. It is important to note that there is more individual variation within races than there is general variation among races. • With the increasing multiethnic and interracial society, many anthropologist do not feel confident making judgments concerning ethnicity/race of skeletal remains, but facial characteristics allow the examiner to narrow the field of identify. They eye socket (orbits), nasal bone, skull, teeth and chin are all examined. • Caucasoid is a descriptor for people of European, Middle Eastern and East Indian descent. • Eye sockets-oval orbits • Nasal bone- long narrow nasal aperture (opening) • Skull- narrow zygomatic arches and narrow mandible. • Teeth-triangle palate

  24. Caucasoid Skull http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3641970910/sizes/m/in/set-72157619878693631/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3641970880/in/set-72157619878693631/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3641970842/in/set-72157619878693631/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3641162087/in/set-72157619878693631/

  25. Determining Ancestry • Negroid is a descriptor for people of African, Aborigine, and Melanesian descent. • Eye sockets-square orbits • Nasal bone- wide nasal aperture • Skull- pronounced zygomatic arch • Teeth-Rectangle palate • Long bones are longer and have less curvature and greater density.

  26. Negroid Skull • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3642241944/in/set-72157619878693631/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3642241916/in/set-72157619878693631/

  27. Determining Ancestry • Mongoloid is a descriptor for people of Asia, Native American, and Polynesian descent • Eye sockets-rounded orbits • Nasal bone- rounded nasal aperture • Skull- wide zygomatic arches • Teeth-Parabolic palate • Pointed mandible

  28. Mongoloid Skull • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3747590190/in/set-72157619878693631/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3642213192/in/set-72157619878693631/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3642213216/in/set-72157619878693631/ • http://www.flickr.com/photos/39602184@N02/3641405097/in/set-72157619878693631/

  29. Determining Ancestry: • Name three differences in the skull shapes of the three anthropological racial groups.

  30. Long Bones • Diaphysis: shaft of bone • Epiphysis: ends of bone (long bones) • Bones fuse in four stages • Stage 1: Nonunion with no epiphysis (no growth plate yet) • Stage 2: nonunion with separate epiphysis (growth plate formed but not attached) • Stage 3: partial union of the spiphysis (growth plate is beginning to attach) • Stage 4: complete union of the epiphysis (growth plate is completely attached and smooth)

  31. Determining Age • Forensic anthropologist can estimate an individual’s age at the time of death by examining biological changes that occurred • Age can be estimated by when teeth are erupting, bones are growing, and epiphyses (growth plates) are forming and uniting, and closure of cranial sutures in the skull. Between the ages of 25-30 years of age, age estimation becomes more difficult. All age estimates are given in an age range to avoid excluding possibilities.

  32. Fusing of Bone • The stages of bones fusing occurs at different ages in different bones as well as different in males and females. There are general age determinations using epiphyseal union of the clavicle and iliac crest • Clavicle: about 26 yrs. (males and females can differ – pg 281) • Iliac Crest: around 20 yrs (pg 281) • Estimating age based on cranial sutures can be done by examining the sutures. • Saggital suture: 26 yrs males, 29 yrs females (complete & smooth) • Coronal Suture: 35 + in males, 50+ in females (all 3 sutures) • Lambodial suture: “” • Determining age using the os pubis can be done be examining the symphysis pubis.

  33. Determining Age Book Work • Forensics book pgs 280- 285. Read and take notes, especially about epophyseal unions • Answer the questions to the activities on pgs 282-284

  34. HANDEDNESS • Handedness: By examining both the right and the left of limb bones, it can be determined if a person was right or left-handed. The favoritism of one hand uses the muscles more on that limb, pulling on the periosteum and stimulating bone growth in thickness. • Individuals overall build can be determined by the thickness of their bones and the characteristics of the bones at specific muscle attachment sites. This is due to the stimulation of the bone to thicken when stress is put on the periosteum. Repaired fractures can also be identified based on the growth of bone at the repair site.

  35. Worksheets • Use the following table to assist you in completing the worksheets. • This table includes general information of both sexes. It does not give you the differences between the sexes and when bones fuse.

  36. Mystery Bones • Determine the sex, age, ancestry and height of the unidentified bones. Follow the lab guide. Fill in the tables provided. Add them to your lab notebook.

  37. Facial Reconstruction Lab • When unidentified remains cannot be connected to any particular missing person, facial reconstruction can be important. • Facial reconstruction uses standard tissue depths, facial muscles, race, gender and age to put a face on a skull • Complete the facial reconstruction lab

  38. Injury & Disease Patterns of Bone • Disease, injury and birth defects are also revealed in the bones • Spina bifida • Arthritis • Fractures before and after death occurred • Bones of a deceased person break differently compared to the bones of a live person • Healing at the edge of a fracture indicates injuries occurred during life.

  39. Injury Patterns to Bone • Cause of death • Obvious • Marks on skeleton • Stab wounds • Bullet holes • Blows to the head • Murder weapons can leave a distinctive mark and can be matched

  40. Forensic Odonotology • http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/510901/an_introduction_to_the_identifying.html?cat=17 • http://www.policensw.com/info/forensic/forensic5.html

  41. SIGNIFICANT ANATOMICAL FEAUTRES OF THE TEETH • A. Crown – exposed portion of the tooth above the gum line • B. Neck – between the crown and the root • C. Root – one to three projections of the tooth that are embedded in the sockets of the alveolar processes of the mandible and maxillae • D. Enamel – outermost portion of the tooth, protects from wear and tear • E. Dentin – calcified connective tissue that gives the tooth its basic shape and rigidity • F. Pulp cavity – large cavity enclosed by the dentin that is filled with pulp • G. Cementum – a bone like substance that covers the dentin of the root • H. Periodontal Ligament – fibrous connective tissue attached to the socket walls and the cemental surface of the roots of the teeth, anchors teeth in position, serves as a shock absorber when chewing.

  42. NAME AND NUMBER DECIDUOUS (BABY) AND PERMANENT TEETH • A. Deciduous teeth - most dentists today use a modified version of the Universal Numbering System for children, with letters instead of teeth numbers. The primary teeth are designated by upper case letters A through T, with A being the patient's upper right second primary molar and T being the lower right second primary molar.

  43. NAME AND NUMBER DECIDUOUS (BABY) AND PERMANENT TEETH • B. Permanent teeth - In the universal tooth numbering system, tooth number 1 is the patient's upper right third molar, on the right side of the mouth in the upper (maxillary) jaw. • Numbering of teeth continues along the upper teeth toward the front and across to the last molar tooth back on the top left side (number 16). The tooth numbering continues by assigning teeth numbers descending to the lower left third molar (number 17) and follows the lower (mandibular) jaw up to the tooth farthest back on the bottom right side of the mouth (number 32). • All teeth that should be there are numbered, including those teeth that have been removed for any reason or have not erupted yet (e.g. wisdom teeth).

  44. Total numbers of Teeth • An adult has the potential to have the following total types of teeth: • Incisors: 8 • Canines: 4 • Premolars: 8 • Molars: 12