Title

The Disarticulation and Identification of a Human Skeletal Teaching Specimen

Date

5-28-2015 11:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Bioanthropology/Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The goal of this project is to disarticulate a complete preserved skeleton that was previously used as a teaching specimen, and to conduct an osteobiographical assessment, sex and age of the individual. The first step was to carefully remove the wires, pins and other fastens on the specimen using a variety of common craftsman pliers and bolt cutters. Then each bone was inventoried, and labeled with specialized identification markers with the aid of clear nail polish and dark ink pens. The goal of this project is to not only to become familiar with the common practices of disarticulation, but to also apply common methods of osteobiographical assessments.

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May 28th, 11:30 AM May 28th, 1:30 PM

The Disarticulation and Identification of a Human Skeletal Teaching Specimen

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

The goal of this project is to disarticulate a complete preserved skeleton that was previously used as a teaching specimen, and to conduct an osteobiographical assessment, sex and age of the individual. The first step was to carefully remove the wires, pins and other fastens on the specimen using a variety of common craftsman pliers and bolt cutters. Then each bone was inventoried, and labeled with specialized identification markers with the aid of clear nail polish and dark ink pens. The goal of this project is to not only to become familiar with the common practices of disarticulation, but to also apply common methods of osteobiographical assessments.