Forensic anthropology

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Forensic anthropology is defined as the application of anthropology to criminal investigations. Forensic anthropology incorporates concepts and methods from biological anthropology.

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Fingerprinting Kylee AlexanderPeriod 410/29/14Why Is Forensic Anthropology Important?Forensic anthropology is defined as the application of anthropology to criminal investigations. Forensic anthropology incorporates concepts and methods from biological anthropology. Using forensic anthropology, an anthropologist can determine an individuals identity, time since death, cause of death, and the manner of death. For this reason, forensic anthropology is an important part of forensic science. The first recorded criminal case that used forensic anthropology was in 1849. The case was about Dr. John White Webster who murdered Dr. George Parkman over a debt Webster owed. Webster burned Parkers body and put the remains among 150 other bones in a vault beneath his office at Harvard Medical School. Jeffries Wyman who was an anatomy professor at Harvard and Nathan Keep who was a dent

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