The presenter's context information, planning, and execution were all excellent, and the seminar was insightful and beneficial as a result.
Forensic anthropology is a subfield of physical anthropology and involves studying human remains and doing skeletal analysis using various methodologies to assist law enforcement in solving criminal cases.
A forensic anthropologist can assist in the identification of deceased individuals whose remains are decomposed, burned, mutilated, or otherwise unrecognizable due to any accidental or intentional activity. They are also instrumental in the investigation and documentation of genocide and mass graves.
Along with forensic pathologists, forensic dentists, and homicide investigators, forensic anthropologists commonly testify in court as expert witnesses.
Using physical markers present on a skeleton, they can potentially determine a person's age, sex, stature, and ancestry. This is useful in identifying living individuals for legal purposes, such as illegal immigrants. This is extremely important in legal cases where the court needs to decide if they will judge an individual as an adult or a minor.
In addition to identifying the physical characteristics of the individual, they can use skeletal abnormalities to potentially determine the cause of death, past trauma such as broken bones or medical procedures, as well as diseases such as bone cancer.