Study of Human Skeletal Remains
Need an research paper on the study of human skeletal remains. Needs to be 10 pages. Please no plagiarism. The study of human dental and skeletal remains and its significance in solving criminal cases, the researcher will conduct a literature review in order to identify and determine the main function of bioarcheologists, as well as the reasons behind why they focus so much in the study of human dental, remains rather than skeletal remains.
As part of the main body, the researcher will discuss the following: (1) importance of dental development when it comes to determining the age of the victim. (2) ways in which archaeologists could determine the sex of the victim through by studying either the human dental remains and skeletal remains of the victim. (3) the use of human dental remains when it comes to determining the past occupations of the victim. and (4) ways in which human dental remains could reflect the victim’s past medical condition and treatments prior to his/her death. Prior to the conclusion, the researcher will seek to discuss how human dental remains could reflect the victim’s lifestyle and/or habits.
Bioarchaeology is the study of human remains from an archaeological setting especially when it comes with the human bones and dental development. (Stone, 2004) The main responsibility of bioarcheologists is to determine the history of human adaptations according to a diverse environmental, economic status, and social contexts.
Considering the fact that the human teeth do not decompose whereas human bone remains take a long time before it decomposes due to environmental factors (Schaefer, 2008), bioarchaeologists exert extra effort in the study of human bones and teeth remains.
Upon compiling and assembling the human skeletal remains, it is possible to determine the number of individuals present within a single burial area. According to Janaway et al. (2001. 202 – 204), one can identify whether the victim(s) of a brutal murder is a combination of an infant and adult(s) or an adult alone by examining the size and number of human bone .remains.