Calculating Clues From Bones

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What you will learn today…
• Behavioral and anatomical features of humans
are often inferred from partial skeletons or
scattered bone fragments
Calculating Clues From Bones
What you will do today…
• You will infer a person’s height from the length
of one bone
• You will apply a simple calculation to the
observed length and will develop a “best
guess” for body height
Results
Results
Discussion
• Why are your calculated heights not EXACTLY
correct?
• How could you make your calculated
measurements more accurate?
• How do forensic scientists determine a
formula that correlates to MOST individuals?
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