Volume 26, Issue 3 (July 1981)

    Microscopic Determination of Age at Death in an Autopsy Series

    (Received 30 August 1980; accepted 17 December 1980)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The core technique was used to estimate age at death in 54 forensic science cases. Femurs provided the most accurate age estimates, followed by tibiae, then humeri. Accurate age estimates were derived for two groups of individuals: younger than and older than 40 years of age. Certain skeletal abnormalities and conditions were found to affect the accuracy of this technique.


    Author Information:

    Thompson, DD
    Assistant professor in residence, Laboratory of Biological Anthropology, Storrs, Conn.


    Stock #: JFS11386J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11386J

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    Title Microscopic Determination of Age at Death in an Autopsy Series
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