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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

ANTH 240 - Human Osteology and Paleopathology


The study of the human skeletal system is basic to the disciplines of biological anthropology, forensic science, medicine and even archaeology. This class will examine the fundamentals of osteology. It will also explore numerous pathological conditions associated with both infectious and non-infectious diseases in addition to those caused by traumatic events. Students will learn to identify and analyze human bone and pathological conditions of the skeleton to aid in the reconstruction of life histories from human remains. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101  or   or ANTH 112  or ANTH 115  or ANTH 223  or BIOL 112  or BIOL 260  or BIOL 265  (4 Credits)