What Do We Tell the Sheriff? Determining the Minimum Numbers of Individuals for a Scatter of Human Bones

TitleWhat Do We Tell the Sheriff? Determining the Minimum Numbers of Individuals for a Scatter of Human Bones
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
Date Published07/2009
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsANTHROPOLOGY , Bone , professional , PROFESSIONAL ethics , professional responsibility
AbstractStudents explore the issues involved in investigating and reporting on a scatter of skeletal remains to the police in this case study. In addition, the case teaches students about skeletal identification and the quantification of skeletal elements. The case has been used in an introductory archaeology course as well as an upper-division archaeological lab methods class, a senior zooarchaeology and archaeobotany class, and an introductory level forensic anthropology course. The case also helps students recognize a typical ethical conflict confronted by forensic anthropologists, and helps they describe appropriate ethical and professional behavior in this situation.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=223&id=223
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/
Abbreviated Case NameWhat Do We Tell the Sheriff?
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