Forensics Ch 2-4

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  1. What are the 7 Taphonomic Factors?
    • Determing Triggering Event.
    • Individual.
    • Cultural Factors.
    • Environmental Factors.
    • Carcass Temperature and loss of blood.
    • Atmospheric conditions.
    • Location of Deposition of Body.
  2. "Individual" Taphonomic factors
    Age, Body size, Cause of death, Physical Properties of Bone.
  3. "Cultural" Taphonomic Factors
    Autopsies, Funeral Practices (embalming)
  4. "Environmental" Taphonomic Factors
    Temperature outside, pH levels, Properties of Soil, Moisture Content
  5. "Scavenger" Taphonomic Factors
    Insects, Rodents, Carnivores, Microbes (fungi)
  6. "Carnivores" Taphonic Factors
    Mainly eat soft tissue, scalp, upper limbs/lower limbs will be disarticulated, large dispersal of remains, evisceration of thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities
  7. "Water" Taphonomic Factors
    Temperature, Depth, or current of water
  8. "Burried" remains Taphonomic Factors
    Less exposure to scavengers and insects, less exposure to weather, compaction of soil, moisture levels.
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Forensics Ch 2-4
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