Volume 37, Issue 3 (May 1992)

    Computer-Assisted Photographic Superimposition

    (Received 19 July 1991; accepted 6 November 1991)

    Published Online: May

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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.


    Stock #: JFS11987J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11987J

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    Title Computer-Assisted Photographic Superimposition
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    Committee E30