Volume 36, Issue 2 (March 1991)

    Maxillary Suture Obliteration: A Test of the Mann Method

    (Received 13 March 1990; accepted 15 May 1990)


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    The degree of obliteration of the maxillary sutures has recently been presented as a useful technique for predicting the age at death of adult skeletal remains. A replicative study of the method on a sample of male skeletons of verified age was undertaken to test its accuracy. Results indicated that the variability in predicted age, as reflected by the total suture score, was too great to recommend use of the method for age determination in individual forensic science cases.

    Author Information:

    Mullen, GJ
    Graduate student, Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON

    Gruspier, KL
    Graduate student and lecturer, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

    Stock #: JFS13052J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13052J

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    Title Maxillary Suture Obliteration: A Test of the Mann Method
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30