The Occurrence of Japanese Trophy Skulls in the United States

    Volume 28, Issue 3 (July 1983)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1983

    Page Count: 4


    Bass, WM
    Tennessee state forensic anthropologist and professor and head, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    (Received 20 October 1982; accepted 13 December 1982)

    Abstract

    The skulls of two Japanese soldiers brought back to the United States following World War II suggest that more may be appearing in forensic science cases. Both cases are cranial vaults without faces or lower jaws. One was a fighter pilot. Both skulls have secondary characteristics of “dry house dust” adhering to the bone and have, to some degree, been painted.


    Paper ID: JFS11578J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11578J

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