Certification in the ABFA requires a Doctoral degree in Anthropology with an emphasis on Physical Anthropology and evidence of advanced study of human osteology, human anatomy, and dental anthropology. Such a requirement strongly suggests that forensic anthropologists receive their formal training in a PhD granting Department of Anthropology with an emphasis on the specialized areas mentioned. Training is also useful in archeological recovery techniques, appropriate legal issues, related areas of forensic science, and evidence handling. Experience with actual forensic cases is extremely important and usually is obtained by working with a practicing forensic anthropologist. Courses, workshops, fellowships, and internships are also available to supplement formal programs and to provide exposure and experience in casework.
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This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.