Differentiation of Hydrocephalic Calf and Human Calvariae

    Volume 36, Issue 3 (May 1991)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 12


    Ray, CE
    Curator, Department of Anthropology, and curator, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Ubelaker, DH
    Curator, Department of Anthropology, and curator, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

    Berryman, HE
    Assistant professor, The University of Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, and supervisor, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    Sutton, TP
    Assistant professor, The University of Tennessee Regional Forensic Center, and supervisor, College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, The University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN

    (Received 12 July 1990; accepted 13 August 1990)

    Abstract

    Occasionally, partial calvariae of hydrocephalic calves are found in forensic contexts and mistakenly identified as human. Such specimens can be properly identified through immunological assessment of associated soft tissue, microscopic analysis of associated hair, and morphological comparison with documented museum specimens. Morphological comparison should focus on the form of the occiput, supraorbital grooves, and bulbous vault and presence of coronal processes.


    Paper ID: JFS13090J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13090J

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