William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 9, September, 2011

Graduate School #5 Osteology

Filed under: Forensics — williamthecoroner @ 14:01

I. Introduction
A. Bone
B. Species

II. What bone is it?
A. Skull
B. Ribs
C. Vertebrae
D. Pelvis
E. Long bones

III. Is it human?
A. Humans gracile
B. Biped vs. Quadruped
1. Pelvis
2. Angle of the hip
3. Angle of the elbow

IV. Lookie-Likies
A. Deer
1. Heavy long bones
2. Quadrepedial hip
3. Spinous processes
4. Colour
5. 80-150#

B. Dog
1. Similar long bones, not as long
2. Quadrepedial hip
3. Spinous processes
4. 20-150# animal
5. Child to small adult

C. Cow
1. Very heavy long bones
2. Quadrepedial hip
3. Spinous processes
4. Heavy, thick ribs
5. 1500# animal

D. Bear
1. Paws & gait
2. Long bones heavy and not as long as human
3. Similar vertebrae
4. 150-400# animal

E. Pig
1. Heavy, short long bones
2. Thick ribs
3. 100-500# animal

F. Sheep
1. Snout
2. Skull in incinerator shaft.

G. Body Disposal
1. Burial
2. Cremation
3. Sky burial
4. Burial at sea

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