Forensic osteology

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Forensic osteology is the science of determining the causes and circumstances of human death from the features, composition, and context of bony remains. Forensic osteology has assumed an important documentary role in the steadily growing global awareness of genocide. Several international groups have worked with forensic osteologists to investigate and record causes of death under circumstances that provide little non-osteological forensic data.

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