Forensic Anthropology Case Study

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1. a) In the case study presented to us on Tuesday October 17, 2017, the role of the forensic anthropologist was to recover and process the remains of a recently uncovered crime scene, examine the remains to determine whether or not they were human, and determine the victim’s characteristics (age, sex, race, height, nature of physical injury) (Saferstein 2018:116). b) An example of a different type of case involving a forensic anthropologist would be a case where a human skull and soft tissue was recovered, and in order to help identify the victim a facial reconstruction must be undergone (Saferstein 2018:120). In this case, the forensic anthropologist would be in charge of the reconstruction of the face. Another example of a different type…show more content…
a) The purpose of a case study is to review a case that took place and determine the successes and errors of the case. From the successes and errors of the case, an individual can learn from them as well as teach others how to avoid them, or what to do differently (Rogers…show more content…
Rogers and her team decided they had to remove the water. In order to do this as stated in her lecture, Dr. Rogers and her team decided to adapt by going and acquired a pump which was specifically able to continuously pump the incoming water out of the shaft and over to somewhere less Impeding of the case (Rogers 2017a). This allowed them to effectively continue with the excavation of the remains. 5. a) An example of where Dr. Rogers applied “knowledge” would be during the excavation after all the dirt has already been thoroughly soaked through, making it hard for Dr. Rogers and her team to excavate that dirt using conventional tools. In absence of that, she used her knowledge and applied the use different tools in order to properly account for the muddier dirt. These tools included a popsicle stick (as opposed to a paintbrush) to dig away finite dirt around the areas close to the coffin and bones, and a sifter to sift through the dirt excavated as to make sure nothing important was missed (Rogers 2017a). b) An example of where Dr. Rogers used “analysis” was when the excavation site was flooded after the rainfall. In order to proceed, Dr. Rogers had to analyze the new site and figure out the best way to go about removing the water from it (Rogers

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