Conventional ageing and sexing methods based on teeth and dry bone morphology in the person’s identification (victims of red terror in 1946)

Raili Allmäe, Jana Limbo-Simovart

Abstract


Human skeletal remains exhumated from the post-war multiple grave in Southern Estonia were anthropologically analysed. Conventional ageing and sexing methods were used to esimate biological sex and age at death of buried people. The blind test was carried out by two independent researchers; the obtained results were compared with historic data concerning the chronological age at death and the sex of buried people.

Keywords


ageing techniques; forensics; osteology; human bones; forensic archaeology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.12697/poa.2015.24.2.02

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ISSN 1406-0140 (print)
ISSN 1736-7646 (online)
Journal DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12697/issn1406-0140