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Phoebe R. Stubblefield
Director of Forensic Science Program
Department of Anthropology
University of North Dakota
What Do We Tell the Sheriff?: Determining Minimum Numbers of Individuals (MNI) for a Scatter of Human Bones

Students explore the issues involved in investigating and reporting on a scatter of skeletal remains to the police in this case study.  In addition, the case teaches students about skeletal identification and the quantification of skeletal elements. The case has been used in an introductory archaeology course as well as an upper-division archaeological lab methods class, a senior zooarchaeology and archaeobotany class, and an introductory level forensic anthropology course.