Human Osteology

A Forensic Anthropologist’s job is to analyze and provide information to the legal system that can aid in the identification of individuals in criminal cases. As shown in the links below, forensic anthropologists must be able to identify all¬†206 bones in the human skeleton. Click below to take a closer look at the human skeleton!

Cranium

Post-Cranial

Dentition

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 Forensic Anthropology is a minor offered at St. Thomas University in Fredericton which allows the student to study various methods of identification used by Forensic Anthropologists in the legal system which includes osteology. The course involves the hands on opportunity to work with and examine human remains both in tact and fragmented as those in the field would be doing in the real world.