What is Forensic Anthropology? - Definition & Famous Cases


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Forensic anthropology mainly relies on _____ to solve a crime.

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Forensic anthropologists can use their skills to identify a victim's:

I. Age

II. Gender

III. Manner of death

2. What was the name of an Iraqi dictator who was ultimately sentenced for crimes against humanity thanks, in part, to forensic anthropology?

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Forensic anthropology is a specific sub-discipline of biological anthropology that has many important uses to modern science, criminology and history. If you would like to see how much you know about this field, you can answer the questions included in this online quiz and worksheet. Each of these questions will test your knowledge of different topics related to the focus, applications and examples of forensic anthropology and its uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Go through this assessment to measure your understanding of:

  • How forensic anthropology can solve crimes
  • What forensic anthropologists can learn about crime victims
  • Examples of forensic anthropology in action
  • What forensic anthropology can tell us about history

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - this quiz and worksheet will help you test your recollection of identifying characteristics that forensic anthropologists can learn about victims
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the well-known victims that forensic anthropology has helped to identify
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about specific examples of forensic anthropology being used in criminology and history

Additional Learning

Get more facts about forensic anthropology by reading the associated lesson called, What is Forensic Anthropology? - Definition & Famous Cases. You can read this lesson to learn about:

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