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Examples of reports of Human Skeletal Analysis studies

Follow up to introduction Anthropology blog post. 

As part of my Applied Sciences by Research MSc I had undertake an Extended Dissertation along with supporting modules. I conducted research on a collection of Roman human remains as part of the MSc. When search as part of a dissertation based on human skeletal remains you are expected to bethorough and extract as much information about the individuals as possible. I had a whole year for my research I was told to study a minimum of twenty aiming for twenty-five skeletons. In the end I analysed twenty-seven individuals made up of twenty four adults and three infants. With at least two days per individual to carry out  the human skeletal analysis. Also, four of the individuals I arranged to be loaned temporally to the university from the museum I was carrying out the research at to conduct a nice detailed analysis on the remains due the native of their burials. Primarily for the examination of cut-marks. It should be noted that under cert…

Introduction to Anthropology series of articles

This blog will serve as an introduction to anthropology and the beginnings of a series of how the principles and methods of anthropology can be applied to other areas besides the cultural, social and human aspects of archaeology.

Anthropology as a discipline is concerned with human diversity. In its most inclusive conception, this is what brings together the four fields of cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology. Within the field of anthropology the areas of study it comes under specialisations depending on the country it is in. There are differences in approaches to anthropology between America and Europe. In Europe, there are differences in approach and methods between the UK and the continent and then differences between the mainland countries. In general, these differences are of little importance outside universities but it is vital to understand these approaches when carrying out research. Further information can be found online. …