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NCJ Number: 186168 Find in a Library
Title: Special Case in Three-dimensional Bone Reconstruction of the Human Skull
Journal: Journal of Forensic Identification  Volume:50  Issue:6  Dated:November/December 2000  Pages:549-562
Author(s): Anne Coy; John W Ohlson
Editor(s): David L Grieve
Date Published: December 2000
Page Count: 14
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Skeletal remains discovered almost three decades later are removed from evidence with the intention of forming a clay facial reconstruction to aid in determining the identity of the victim.
Abstract: In 1973, human skeletal remains were discovered in a Florida landfill. Anthropologist William R. Maples examined the remains and determined them to be those of a caucasian female whose identity remained unknown. Forensic sculptor, Betty Pat Gatliff taught a technique used throughout the U.S. that forms a clay facial reconstruction directly on the skull. In October 1999, this technique was performed on the homicide victim’s skull. The reconstruction process is explained in detail. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Facial bone reconstruction
Index Term(s): Bone analysis; Criminal investigation; Forensic archaeology; Forensic science training; Forensic sciences; Gender determination
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