# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 2098081621

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the differences in skull features used to determine the race of a subject’s remains.


Description of the characteristics of the skull should include
  • the shape of the eye sockets
  • the absence or presence of the nasal spine
  • measurements of the nasal index
  • prognathism (e.g., aveolar and midfacial)
  • the width of the face
  • the angulation of the jaw and face.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why has it become more difficult to determine race through the examination of facial characteristics?
  • What other characteristics can be determined through examination of remains?
  • What role do facial landmarks play in matching remains to a subject?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

14. Medical Technologies


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