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Is a summary of the essential biological information regarding an individual. It generally includes estimates of age, sex, stature, and ancestry. It may also include personally identifying characteristics like healed fractures, diseases or medical interventions that can be linked to an individual’s specific medical history. Constructing a biological profile is an important first step when skeletonised human remains are discovered as this information can be used to identify specific individuals or narrow a list of possible missing persons.
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An injury. In forensic anthropology it refers primarily to injuries that affect the bone. There are four categories of trauma: sharp force (narrowly area, e.g. knife), blunt force (broad area, e.g. brick), projectile force (dynamic, e.g. bullet), and miscellaneous (including explosions, strangulations or burning). For forensic investigations, the timing of a trauma is very important. Antemortem trauma occurs during life and usually shows some healing. Perimortem trauma occurs at or around the time of death. Postmortem damage occurs after death. With experience, antemortem and post-mortem trauma can usually be identified. Perimortem traumas, however, are more difficult. Because the bone is fresh, it is impossible to distinguish between an injury that occurred immediately before, at, or immediately after death.
Daily Mail reports that of the National Audubon Society posted an image of the mysterious sea creature on asking for help from biologists in identifying it. The dead animal also had razor-sharp teeth and a lengthy body in the shape of a cylinder. Desai thought it might have been a sea lamprey, but realized it wasn’t based on the shape of the mouth. She said time was spent turning it over and squishing it to learn more about what it could be, but came up with nothing.