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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
  Nov 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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ANT 3790 - Human Osteology in Anthropological Perspective

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ANT 1010 or permission of instructor

Description: This course will instruct students in human osteology from an anthropological perspective. Instruction will cover bone as a living tissue and how it grows and develops, as well as the manner in which it responds to stress. Students will receive instruction in the identifying features of each bone, including major muscle attachment sites, and they will be instructed on how to create a biological profile from skeletal remains, including estimation of age at death, estimation of sex, and estimation of ancestry. They will also be instructed in the identification of specific bones, the side from which they came, and the sex and age where appropriate for fragmented remains. Students will have the opportunity to work with human bone casts and human bones, including bone fragments, which form part of the MSU Denver Anthropology program collection.

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