Journal of Anthropology Reports

Journal of Anthropology Reports
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1304


Forensic Anthropology: A Paradigm Shift in Classical Discipline

Anup Kumar Kapoor

Forensic Anthropology deals with the anthropological methods and techniques to resolve the issues related to medico legal significance. It usually focuses on the identification of human remains, especially pertaining to the evidences of foul play. Seeds of antecedents of forensic anthropology were sown in the field of skeletal analysis, where anatomists and physicians applied their knowledge of skeletal anatomy and variations. The traditional role played by forensic anthropologists comprised of age, sex, race and stature estimation of skeletal remains that assist in personal identification. During this age, a variety of methods were used in skeletal analysis including visual observation, metric analysis, radiography and histology.