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BIOL 548 Human Osteology

BIOL 548.  Human Osteology.  4 Credits.   N LFE   

This course examines the structure and function of the human skeleton from an evolutionary and biomedical perspective. Students will learn to identify bones comprising the human skeleton and how osteological information aids in reconstructing sex, age, race, stature, and health status. Major transformations of the human skeleton from hominoid precursors, and some of the biomedical consequences of these transformations, will be addressed. (Same as ANTH 648.) Prerequisite: An introductory course in physical anthropology, biology, or permission of instructor.