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Instead individuals are usually classified into general age categories.The categories most commonly used are fatal (before birth), infant (0-3 years), child (3-12 years), adolescent (12-17 years), young adult (18-30 years), middle adult (30 – 50 years) and old adult (over 50).
With the pelvis alone, thee sex should be determined accurately 95% of the time and with both it is believed that 99% of the time archaeologists can correctly determine the gender.
“The absolute best method of determining diet is from food found in the stomach and intestines of human remains preserved through extreme environmental conditions.”1 Cause of death can be found by examining both the remains and the site in which they are discovered.
By determining cause of death we can find out about many things that were happening within certain groups/species at particular points in time.
Determining age at death includes examining both bones (which focus on closure of individual bones) and dentation. We can study the eruption and replacement of milk teeth, the sequence of eruption of the permanent dentation, and finally the degree of wear.
This analysation of bones and teeth in particular usually provides us with a relatively accurate idea of the age of an individual.However we can go further, examining multiple individuals from the same area can tell us about a group/species and this information can teach us how they lived and what did and didn’t work for them.