Skeletal Report : Human Osteology Come From The Middle East Region

2880 Words Dec 2nd, 2014 12 Pages
Kaylina “Wally” Nies
ANT4525L - Killgrove
December 3, 2014
Skeletal Report Many of the medical skeletons that are used for analysis in ANT4525L: Human Osteology come from the Middle East region. They range in how old the bodies were at death to how old they have been deceased and skeletonized. Upon first displaying medical skeleton number four in anatomical order, it was clear that this skeleton was in a better condition than the other skeletons that were assigned. The body had a whiter tint to its bones, as opposed to the yellow or brown shade on several other bodies. Upon first look, it was also evident that there were no serious fractures or parts of bone missing. However, in order to truly determine how well-preserved the body was, the total inventory must be recorded. The cranium, axial skeleton, and appendicular skeleton were rated on a scale from absent to present, along with percentages of how complete certain bones were. Through initial examination, it appeared as though all bones were present, except the hyoid. The inventory that came with the bones also verified this belief. Nonetheless, further research was done to prove that all of the bones were present. With the cranium, the frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, zygomatic, and palatines were present (including left and right sides). The hyoid was the only bone that was absent. The maxilla, nasal, ethmoid, lacrimal, vomer, sphenoid, mandibular body, and mandibular ramus were all present and fully complete…

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