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Forensic Anthropology: What Bones Reveal

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Life Sciences +1 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Explore what human bones reveal about the past through real-world sources and data and meet Smithsonian experts in the field. This collection includes instructional strategy, student activities, assessment, and extension ideas. Organization is made visible by divider tabs indicating such components as concept understanding, Project Zero thinking routines, and calls to action.

This collection was developed by Sandra Vilevac, STEAM Specialist, Washington International School. See Sandra's other collections.


Keywords: anthropology, archeology, archaeology, carbon dating, chemistry, data, heredity, evolution, carbon 14

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Welcome to forensic anthropology!

Smithsonian - Betsy Brand

Power of the Bones

Smithsonian Education

30,000 Skeletons

Smithsonian Education

Bone Whispering with Kari Bruwelheide

National Museum of Natural History

The 113-Year Mistake

Smithsonian Education

What Makes You Say That?: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Written in Bone: Living and Dying in America

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: A Modern Forensic Case File

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: A Modern Forensic Case File

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: A Modern Forensic Case File

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Finding the Evidence

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: A Modern Forensic Case File

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Finding the Evidence

Smithsonian Institution Archives

T. D. Stewart Measuring Skull in Terry Collection

Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Sliding caliper used by Dr. Montague Cobb

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Written in Bone: Living and Dying in America

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Carbon Dating

Science Learning Hub

Written in Bone: Bone Biographies

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Discovering Jane

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: A Highly Unusual Case

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Written in Bone: Young Woman from Harleigh Knoll

Smithsonian Institution Archives

What is Chemistry?

Smithsonian

Periodic Chart of the Atoms

National Museum of American History

What is forensic anthropology?

Smithsonian - Natural History Museum

Electron Micrographs 2 | Nature–Design Triennial

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

What Is Cyber Forensics?

Smithsonian Channel

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Sandra Vilevac