Forensic Anthropology

Type of instruction




Part of degree program
Recommended in

Semesters 1-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

1. History of Forensic Anthropology.

2. Forensic identification from corps and skeleton.

3. Assessment of age and sex from skeleton.

4. Assessment of stature and body weight from skeleton.

5. Morphology of teeth.

6. Forensic identification from teeth.

7. Personal identification of historical people.

8. Personal identification of political martyrs in Hungary.

9. Personal identification of living people.

10. Beginnings of dactyloscopy in Asia. The “modern” dactyloscopy in Great Britain.

11. Questioned patternity: history and fundamentals.

12. Sexual capability, pregnancy-gestational dating and perinatal data.

13. Blood groups and serum polymorphism.

14. Molecular biology in forensic identification: DNA and Y chromosome.

15. Report of forensic experts.

  • Wilton Marion Krogman, Mehmet Yasar Iscan, Maryna Steyn: The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine, Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited, 2013, ISBN 9780398088781

  • Işcan, M. Y., Helmer, R. P.: Forensic Analysis of the Skull. Wiley-Liss, New York, 1993.

  • White, T. D., Folkens, P. A.: Human Osteology. 2nd edition. Academic Press, San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, 2000.