Forensic anthropology has been diversely defined by practitioners across the world1 reflecting the complexity of the discipline and the somewhat fluid nature of the applications of forensic anthropology.2 This short presentation will provide an overview of the main roles of a forensic anthropologist highlighting the advantages and limitations of the discipline.
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2. Cattaneo C. Forensic anthropology: developments of a classical discipline in the new millennium. Forensic Sci Int 2007; 165: 185-93.
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