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Using a model skull, Enterprise High School students determined the age, gender and race of victim using their knowledge of bones, teeth and sutures, which are where pieces of the skull join together.Enterprise High School students in Sue Peacock’s forensics classes have spent the last week reconstructing the human face.

Using a model skull, the students determined the age, gender and race of victim using their knowledge of bones, teeth and sutures, which are where pieces of the skull join together.

“You can determine gender by the shape of the eye sockets and thickness of the mandibles and age by sutures on the skull,” Peacock said. “Once they’ve studied the bone structure, the students use tissue markers to show the anatomical features, like the glands and muscles. Then they put everything together piece by piece and try to identify it.”

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Source: The Southeast Sun

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