Osteology, Forensics, Decolonization, Evolution, Anthropology, Archaeology, Morphology
A Review of The Mandible by Emily Hill
The mandible is one of the 22 bones in the human skull. This paper aims to encapsulate the basic features of the human mandible while also addressing the evolution and morphological mandibular variation between mammals. It also aims to address the role that anthropology and all its sub-disciplines has played in the exploitation and erasure of Indigenous peoples. There must be a significant push to decolonize the field of osteology. The mandible is useful for forensic applications such as post-mortem identification. In a rapidly expanding technological world, new ways of studying the mandible are continuously improving which gives researchers the ability to do things which were previously thought as impossible.
Hill, Emily, "A Review of The Mandible" (2020). Anthropology Department Scholars Week. 1.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Mandible--Research; Anthropology--Research; Indigenous peoples; Forensic pathology; Forensic osteology
student projects; term papers
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