skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 120414 Find in a Library
Title: Personal Identification of the Human Skull: Superimposition and Radiographic Techniques
Journal: Forensic Science Review  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:23-42
Author(s): M Seta Yoshino S
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The methodology involved in the various superimposition techniques used in forensic science for human skull identification is discussed.
Abstract: The authors evaluate the anatomical relationships between skull and face in detail, and review unique anatomical traits and pathological findings for the practitioner. They discuss photographic, video, and radiographic methods of superimposition. 6 tables, 23 figures, 134 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Facial bone reconstruction
Index Term(s): Bone analysis; Forensic archaeology; Photographic identification; Victim identification
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.