We’ve All Seen The TV Shows, But What Does A Forensic Anthropologist Really Do?

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Unlike in TV, forensic anthropologists don’t determine the cause of death, nor do they help with criminal interrogations. They are called in when traditional autopsies fail to identify a victim’s identity because the body has decomposed badly or has been altered significantly. For example, an anthropologist was called in to identify a woman who had her teeth pulled out and fingers cut off; her identity was found out because the forensic anthropologist noted the serial number of her breast implants. Read full article here

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