Nov 16, 2019

Colorful bones - Can be histology useful for forensic anthropology in the digital era?

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Marcinková Mária, Straka Ubomír

Abstract

Methods of forensic anthropology are typically used in the identification process of partially or fully skeletonized human remains. Usually, the first step is to determine whether the examined material is human or animal. It may be easy in case of intact bone due to macroscopic differences between human and animal bone but in case of fragmented or burned remains, it might not be that clear and morphognostic methods of forensic anthropology (examination of bone by the naked eye) cannot be used. The same problem might arise in age at death estimation whereas the post-mortem modifications might change the appearance of bone or diminish the changes related to aging. The solution to these challenging situations could be a histomorphological examination of bone, which can be also very helpful in obtaining the medical history or history of trauma.

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Aging
probe gene fragment
Eye
Forensic Anthropology
Skeletal Bone
Burn Injury

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