lab reflection

The purpose of this post-lab exercise is for you to discuss limitations and ethical issues associated with scientific inquiry in biological anthropology.
Knowledge & Skills
This assignment will help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge in anthropology:

ethical considerations when working with skeletal remains

You will practice the following skills as you complete this assignment: 

summarize the single most important thing you learned in this week’s lab
discuss ethical issues in scientific pursuits

The knowledge you will gain and the skills you will practice by completing this post-lab assignment are essential to your success in this course. Reflection makes learning more meaningful because it helps you retain information, assess what you have learned from your experience, see how information fits into a larger picture, and have a deeper understanding of the course content.
In this lab, you learned about the human skeleton and the types of skeletal analyses that some biological anthropologists (namely, forensic anthropologists and bioarchaeologists) use to gain information about humans, both past and present. Working with human remains requires a great deal of consideration and respect for the dead. Forensic anthropologists and bioarchaeologists have to think about the ethics beyond their use of human remains for scientific purposes. How do we conduct casework in the most respectable manner possible?
Please type your response in a word processing software (e.g., MS Word). Your response should be double-spaced and no less than 2 pages in length. 

 Address the following questions: Must be at least one double spaced page long.

What was the single most important concept you learned in this week’s lab? 

Why was this concept important to you?
How can you connect this concept to your personal life/experience?

As you reflect on this week’s lab, what are some ethical issues you think forensic anthropologists and bioarchaeologists encounter while conducting research?
Can you recommend a policy, procedure, practice, etc. that would help ensure ethical consideration when working with human skeletal remains
Watch the video below and answer the following: How does biological anthropology help us understand its application in local and global problems such as the one depicted  below. What is the role of biological anthropologists? Put yourself in the position of the anthropologists. What could you contribute with your anthropological skills to help solve problems?

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