It Takes A Genius To Ace This Human Bones Test

By: Joseph Foster

Human bones play a huge part in a person’s biological profile. By analyzing bones, we can tell a lot about people, including their age, sex, stature, and ancestry. In addition, bones can identify specific characteristics, like diseases and injury. By incorporating concepts and methods from biological anthropology, anthropologists can assist in identifying not only which bones are which but who they belong to.

Today, it is very common for anthropologists to be called upon to investigate remains and help to identify individuals. To assist in this, these professionals have to be aware of how the human skeleton differs from one individual to the next.

One of the first things that must be determined is whether the material is actually a bone. Plastic, wood fragments, rocks, and concrete can easily be mistaken for bone. Another task is to confirm that the bone is that of a human and not of a non-human, like an animal. Examining the shape, size, and structure of the bone helps make this determination.

The 200 bones that make up the human skeleton have a variety of shapes and are generally classified by their appearance. The four classifications are long, flat, irregular and short. For example, the humerus, femur, and clavicle are classified as long bones as their name implies, long, and thin.

No bones about it, without bones, the human body would be falling all over the place. Test your skills and see how much you know about identifying human bones.

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Joseph Foster, Quizmaster
A quintessential introvert, Joseph Foster is perfectly happy reading books and watching movies. Joseph lives in Los Angles, California and attended the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship. After graduating college, Joseph accepted a position at a nearby hospital providing physical therapy to children. Joseph says his love for trivia slowly crept upon him; he had played trivia games as a youngster and spent a considerable amount of time watching television trivia/quiz game shows. Once he took up baseball, he lost interest and devoted his time to sports for many years. But after downloading trivia apps, Joseph quickly rediscovered his passion for playing trivia games. He lays cause to the fact that trivia on his smartphone creates a shared experience similar to a huge sporting event. He admits as a youngster he used to dream of being on a game show and even admits to having a passion for test taking in school. Joseph’s mother enjoyed playing educational games with him and she would often quiz him on various topics. Even today, Joseph enjoys challenging his mother to a good game of trivia. In addition, Joseph likes to spend time with his Pembroke Welshi Corgi, Bentley. The tenacious little dog accompanies him just about wherever he goes. Joseph’s hunger for knowledge extends beyond American soil and Joseph hopes to travel abroad and teach English as a second language eventually. He coaches a baseball team for disabled children and is an avid golf player as well.