This course focuses on the application of biological anthropology within the realm of forensic science. It examines the work of a forensic anthropologist and how individual identifications are made from skeletal and dental remains. Emphasis is given to the role of the forensic anthropologist within the environment of a medical examiner's office. topics include the osteological assessment of age, sex, ancestry, stature, trauma, pathology, taphonomy, and the estimation of the postmortem interval. This course includes lectures, readings, and anatomical laboratory exercises that will underscore the medicolegal importance of the human skeleton. Spring semester. Prerequisite: ANTH 1100 or department head approval.