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Descriptor in English: Forensic Anthropology
Descriptor in Spanish: Antropología Forense
Descriptor in Portuguese: Antropologia Forense
Descriptor in French: Anthropologie médicolégale
Entry term(s): Anthropology, Forensic
Human Identification
Human Identifications
Identification, Human
Identifications, Human
Tree number(s): I01.076.368.400
I01.198.780.750
Scope note: Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Annotation: restrict to identif of skeletal remains; SPEC; NIM as coord; human identif by teeth: coord FORENSIC DENTISTRY (IM) + specific dent heading (IM); DF: FORENSIC ANTHROPOL
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
History Note: 95
DeCS UI: 32245
Descriptor UI: D018732
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/05/23
Revision Date: 2004/07/13
Forensic Anthropology - Preferred
Concept UI M0028064
Scope note Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Preferred term Forensic Anthropology
Entry term(s) Anthropology, Forensic
Human Identification - Narrower
Concept UI M0028063
Preferred term Human Identification
Entry term(s) Human Identifications
Identification, Human
Identifications, Human



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