ANT 366 • Anatomy & Biology of Human Skeleton
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course introduces the student to an in-depth study of the human skeleton. Lecture and laboratory sessions are interwoven to cover topics that include developmental biology, functional morphology, and skeletal identification, especially as the latter skill relates to forensics. Students will also be introduced to new techniques for studying the skeleton.
This class requires both extensive out-of-class preparation and intensive laboratory skills. Participants must be prepared to handle human bone and should have a professional interest in forensic identification that is especially applicable to the fields of archeology, health sciences, physical anthropology, law, and law enforcement.
TEXTBOOKS AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA: * Steele and Bramblett, 1988. The Anatomy and Biology of the Human Skeleton. [Note: the vocabulary of this text is used.] * Bass, 1987. Human Osteology. * Buikstra and Uberlaker, 1994. Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains. * See www.eSkeletons.org for a web-based version of the human and primate skeleton.