Anatomical reconstruction of fragments of burned human bones: A necessary means for forensic identification

  • Grévin G
  • Bailet P
  • Quatrehomme G
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Abstract

The aim of any forensic inquiry concerning accidental or criminal cremations is to identify the victims. This identification depends on an essential approach: a careful collection and ultrasonic cleaning of the fragments and splinters of burned bones, and reconstruction - as far as possible - of bone specimens, which implies that forensic anthropologists are well experienced in the field of burned bones.

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  • Burned bones and teeth
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Human identification
  • Ultrasound

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Authors

  • G. Grévin

  • P. Bailet

  • G. Quatrehomme

  • A. Ollier

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