Individuation in forensic science study

Decapitation

Jane Buikstra, C. C. Gordon

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Abstract

In this study we present a technique that may be useful in the individuation of remains separated through the cervical region. Using a series of measurements from young female skeletons in the Terry Collection, we have developed a model for testing congruence between adjacent elements. Emphasis has been placed on identifying those measurements most likely to minimize underestimating the true number of remains present. The use of the technique has been demonstrated in two (retrospective) forensic science examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-259
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Individuation in forensic science study : Decapitation. / Buikstra, Jane; Gordon, C. C.

In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 1, 1980, p. 246-259.

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