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Class Notes: Human Osteology

Tuesday: November 1, 2011

Week 8: Skeletal Project


Fall break, woot!


We discussed morphometrics, which is the relationship between measurements and shape. We also covered the biological profile of age and sex. Age shows a growth threshold, involving both intrinsic developmental factors and extrinsic degeneration factors. Developmental aging includes tooth formation, epiphyseal fusion, bone length, and suture closures. Degenerative aging includes joint morphology, auricular surface appearance, and pubic symphysis break down.


Osteometrics lab and more inventorying. I finished the little one and began an adult with some interesting pathology but my focus was asked to be shifted back to the BARFAA group now that my assignment had been finished (the adult would have been just as extra).


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