Computer-Assisted Photographic Superimposition

    Volume 37, Issue 3 (May 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 May 1992

    Page Count: 13


    Ubelaker, DH
    Curator and research assistant, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    Bubniak, E
    Curator and research assistant, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

    O'Donnell, G
    Visual information specialist, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

    (Received 19 July 1991; accepted 6 November 1991)

    Abstract

    A new computer-assisted system for photographic superimposition using electronic imaging has been successfully employed to compare an antemortem photograph with a recovered cranium and mandible. Credibility of the comparison is enhanced through study of similar crania from collections of human remains of the Smithsonian Institution. Using this system, the recovered remains appear to match the photograph, while the crania and mandibles of the four individuals in the Smithsonian Institution collection that were found to be most similar to the recovered remains show distinct differences when compared with the photograph.


    Paper ID: JFS11987J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11987J

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    Title Computer-Assisted Photographic Superimposition
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