Anthropology as a discipline has discarded the biological concept of race; races are culturally defined categories that vary depending on where you are in the world.  Instead, we have adopted the term “ancestry” to refer to a person’s biological heritage.

This is often a sticky subject, but I would like to hear your thoughts on why concepts of race and ancestry are or are not important to forensic anthropology.  As previously, feel free to bring in information from the readings or outside sources, but be sure to properly site them using APA format.

As usual, reply to at least two of your classmates once you have left a post.  Also, please be respectful of each others opinions.  This is meant to be an academic and philosophical discussion, not a rant.


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