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    The Bone Detective-Bludgeoning/ blunt force trauma effects (Dr Bill Bass)

    This is hemopericardium as demonstrated by the dark blood in the pericardial sac opened at autopsy. Penetrating trauma or massive blunt force trauma to the chest causes a rupture of the myocardium and/or coronary arteries with bleeding into the pericardial cavity. The extensive collection of blood in this closed space leads to cardiac tamponade.

    Discerning race from the skull - European ancestry (Forensic Anthropology)

    A skull with bone cancer

    Forensic anthropology and identification - hip prosthesis (via Odyssey Fieldschools @OdysseyForensic

    enal injuries account for ~10% of abdominal trauma, and thus the demographic of affected individuals reflects that population. The incidence of renal injures increases in pre-existing congenital or acquired renal pathology. Blunt trauma from motor vehicle collisions, falls and personal collisions are the major cause of renal injury (~85%) and the mechanism is from deceleration injuries from collision of the kidney with the vertebral column or thoracic cage. Iatrogenic injuries can result from su

    A seashell beautifully placed in a Palaeolithic tool (from the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge) Via Iris Loos Loos T. archaeology

    Discerning race from the skull - African ancestry (Forensic Anthropology)

    Discerning race from the skull

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    Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.

    Child's skull with secondary teeth.

    Female pelvic girdle

    L0023228 Examination of the skull and brain. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. mailto:images@wel... Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK, see Examination of the skull and brain, method of removing the brain after it is severed from the body.

    Gunshot exit wound

    What is Forensic Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of humankind, culturally and physically, in all times and places. Forensic Anthropology is the application of anthropological knowledge and techniques in a legal context. This involves detailed knowledge of osteology (skeletal anatomy and biology) to aid in the identification and cause of death of skeletal remains, as well as the recovery of remains using archaeological techniques.

    Hominid Skulls from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

    Male (left) and female (right) skulls

    Marilyn Sheppard's skull (