The Use of Bone Histomorphometry in Skeletal Identification: The Case of Francisco Pizarro

    Volume 31, Issue 1 (January 1986)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Stout, SD
    Associate professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

    (Received 2 May 1985; accepted 19 June 1985)

    Abstract

    Two lines of approach are utilized in a histomorphometric analysis of a rib sample from the postcranial remains believed to be those of Francisco Pizarro. Using a newly developed age predicting formula, age at death is estimated to be 62 years. This age agrees with several ages reported in historical documents. The histomorphometry of cortical area/total area (C/T) ratio, mean osteonal cross-sectional area, and mean annual Haversian bone formation rate conform to those of a healthy individual in his early sixties.


    Paper ID: JFS11886J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11886J

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    Title The Use of Bone Histomorphometry in Skeletal Identification: The Case of Francisco Pizarro
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