Published Online: 1 July 1981
Page Count: 6
Microscopic Determination of Age at Death in an Autopsy Series
Assistant professor in residence,
Laboratory of Biological Anthropology,
(Received 30 August 1980; accepted 17 December 1980)
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.
physical anthropology, human identification, musculoskeletal system, cortical bone cores, femurs, tibiae, humeri, osteon lamellae, Haversian canal
Paper ID: JFS11386J
Title Microscopic Determination of Age at Death in an Autopsy Series
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