Forensic Anthropologists

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Forensic Anthropologists Job Description


Title: Forensic Anthropologist


Overview: Forensic Anthropologist is responsible for using their knowledge of human anatomy and biological processes to assist in criminal investigations. They analyze human remains to determine the cause of death, estimate the time of death, and provide evidence to support criminal investigations.




1. Human remains analysis: The Forensic Anthropologist analyzes human remains to determine the identity, age, sex, and ancestry of the deceased.


2. Cause of death determination: The Forensic Anthropologist determines the cause of death by examining the remains for signs of trauma or disease.


3. Time of death estimation: The Forensic Anthropologist estimates the time of death by examining the condition of the remains and the surrounding environment.


4. Evidence collection: The Forensic Anthropologist collects and documents evidence, including skeletal remains, clothing, and personal effects.


5. Expert testimony: The Forensic Anthropologist provides expert testimony in criminal cases, explaining their findings and conclusions to judges and juries.


6. Research: The Forensic Anthropologist conducts research on new techniques and technologies for analyzing human remains and improving the accuracy of forensic investigations.




1. Master's or Ph.D. degree in Anthropology, with a specialization in Forensic Anthropology.


2. Strong knowledge of human anatomy and biological processes.


3. Experience in analyzing skeletal remains and interpreting evidence.


4. Ability to work collaboratively with law enforcement and other forensic specialists.


5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


6. Ability to remain impartial and objective in the investigation process.


Salary: The salary for a Forensic Anthropologist varies depending on the location and employer. On average, a Forensic Anthropologist earns between $50,000 and $90,000 per year.