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Forensic Anthropology MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Forensic Anthropology
Tree Number(s)
I01.076.368.400
I01.198.780.750
Unique ID
D018732
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018732
Annotation
restrict to identification of skeletal remains; human identification by teeth: index FORENSIC DENTISTRY and specific dental heading
Scope Note
Scientific study of human skeletal remains with the express purpose of identification. This includes establishing individual identity, trauma analysis, facial reconstruction, photographic superimposition, determination of time interval since death, and crime-scene recovery. Forensic anthropologists do not certify cause of death but provide data to assist in determination of probable cause. This is a branch of the field of physical anthropology and qualified individuals are certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1992 Jun;13(2):146)
Entry Version
FORENSIC ANTHROPOL
Entry Term(s)
Anthropology, Forensic
Human Identification
NLM Classification #
W 750
Previous Indexing
Forensic Medicine (1966-1994)
Public MeSH Note
95
History Note
95
Date Established
1995/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/05/23
Revision Date
2020/04/09
Forensic Anthropology Preferred
Human Identification Narrower
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