Identification of Skulls by Video Superimposition

    Volume 32, Issue 1 (January 1987)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Page Count: 16

    Iten, PX
    Chief of Crime Laboratory, Zurich State Police, Zurich,

    (Received 23 December 1985; accepted 10 March 1986)


    A method of matching skulls with photographic portraits or impressions of the face in clay by video superimposition is described. Two different practical cases are presented. The first one deals with the identification of a skull of a six-year-old girl, the second with the identification of the skull of the famous Swiss Pedagogue Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, who died about 160 years ago. The advantages and versatility of this method are shown; also the setup of the equipment and the working technique.

    Paper ID: JFS12340J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12340J

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    Title Identification of Skulls by Video Superimposition
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30