(Received 16 February 1996; accepted 31 May 1996)
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Forensic anthropologists have unique, albeit usually fleeting, access to modern skeletal remains. By constructing a database of three-dimensional images, such remains can be accessed long after the remains are gone. A method is proposed which uses Macintosh hardware and NIH Image software to preserve remains digitally through red-blue three-dimensional imaging techniques. Additionally, the qualitative and quantitative accuracy of these images is assessed. By creating this type of forensic database, anthropologists can address issues such as populational variance, thereby using modern forensic skeletal remains to explore some of the fundamental issues within anthropology.
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
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