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 Institute of History, Tallinn University
  • Jana Limbo-Simovart Institute of History, Tallinn University
Keywords: ageing techniques, forensics, osteology, human bones, forensic archaeology

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.
Published
2015-10-21
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Articles