Publish at August 22 2017 Updated April 21 2022

What can we learn from ancient skeletons?

The secrets of the old bones revealed...

Ancient skeletons can tell us many things about the past, including the age, gender, and even social status of its former owner. But how is it possible to learn all these details simply by examining old bones?

Farnaz Khatibi examines a fascinating branch of science better known as biological anthropology. 

Farnaz Khatibi's lesson, hosted by TED-Ed.


Time: 4min07


Photo credit: Pixabay

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