Forensic Anthropology

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What is forensic anthropology?
The job of a forensic anthropologist is to gather and interpret evidence of human remains and determine the cause of death. 
Career Information 
Requires long hours and research skills.
Drawing conclusions on how the victim died by their remains.
You make between $32,000 and $117,000
Consult for $100-$200 an hour!

Skills: Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, and Composure
When did it happen?
How did it happen?
Confirming an Identification

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in your closet
Bones offer an amazing clue to who you are. Your gender, ethnicity, age, illness, pregnancies, or even your career.
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If a person had a tattoo, but the tattooed limb is missing, the different colored inks will be stored in the lymph nodes.

The chemical composition of the food a person eats a few months prior to death can lead to discovering where the person lived.
Forensic anthropologists can determine if damage to a bone was caused at time of death or during another period of the persons life.