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1. You can tell the age
of a skeleton by looking at:
the length of the femur the number of fused bones the shape of the pelvis the color of the bones
2. In general, a female skeleton will have a pelvis that is wider narrower
3. Which bone is most commonly
used to determine the height of the deceased?
sternum femur clavicle humerus
4. You can tell if a person is right or left handed from the bones? True False
5. Wearing at joints at
certain points on the skeleton can give you clues about the person's:
height gender race weight
6. The sciatic notch is located:
between pelvic bones on the back of the skull under the jaw behind the knee
7. If a forensic anthropologist
uses his thumb to check the width of a notch on the pelvis, he is trying to
age gender race weight
8. The sagittal suture in
the skull can be investigated to determine:
agegender race weight
9. A forensic entomologist
would study what on the corpse?
finger bones insects plants blood
10. Compared to a male,
the jaw of a female is:
round square flat jutting
11. The skull of an african-american
would likely have a _____ eye orbital than a caucasion.
12. Tissue depth markers
are used to determing what on a skull?
the length of the nose the size of the ears the amount of flesh on the bone the color of the skin
13. To reconstruct a face,
which of the following characteristics can NOT be determined from the skull?
shape of ears shape of the jaw position of the cheekbones width of the eyes
14. If a person has missing
teeth, the appearance of the cheeks and jaws will appear:
distorted wider sunken darker
15. The field of science
that would be involved in identifying skeletal remains is called:
facial reconstruction anatomy forensic anthropology anthropology physiology
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