Volume 25, Issue 1 (January 1980)

    Individuation in Forensic Science Study: Decapitation

    (Received 14 April 1979; accepted 28 July 1979)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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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.


    Author Information:

    Gordon, CC
    Associate professor and graduate student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill

    Buikstra, JE
    Associate professor and graduate student, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill


    Stock #: JFS10957J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10957J

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    Title Individuation in Forensic Science Study: Decapitation
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