Hassan’s Story Case Study
A. Baru is using surface markings to identify the gender of a skull. What two major types of surface markings do bones have? The two major types of surface markings that bones have are the depression and openings. B. Why are Liu and Hassan surprised to find a metopic suture on an adult skull? In which skull bone do metopic sutures occur? Liu and Hassen were surprised to find a metopic suture on an adult skull because that normally fuses around age 6. Metopic sutures occur in the frontal bone. C. What delicate skeletal structures are found inside the nasal cavity that might be missing from an excavated skull? The delicate skeletal structures that might be missing from the nasal cavity in an excavated skull are the vomer, septal cartilage, and the perpendicular plate. D. How would Hassan and his team be able to tell the ages of the skeletal remains of the woman and baby? Hassan and his team would be able to tell the ages of the skeletal remains of the women and baby because of the four main sutures which are the lambdoid suture, the sagittal suture, the coronal suture, and the squamous suture. E. What features of the vertebral column would the larger skeleton in the sarcophagus show to indicate it was female? The vertebral column of a male is larger than the vertebral column of the female. F. What bone in the neck region other than cervical vertebrae may be damaged during strangulation or neck trauma? The bone other than the cervical vertebrae that could be damaged during neck trauma or strangulation is the hyoid bone. G. If the bones of a person found at the excavation site were mixed up and out of sequence, how could the anthropologists determine which vertebrae were cervical, lumbar, or thoracic? If the bones at the site were mixed up and out of sequence, the anthropologists would be able to distinguish between those types of vertebrae because lumbar bones are the largest bones in the spine and the Thoracic bones...
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