Methods of dating skeletal remains

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Age estimation of skeletal remains: principal methods

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Radiocarbon dating of the human e ye lens crystallines reveal pro -. The petrous bone — a new. J F oren sic. The age of death of the individual in K1 was estimated on the basis of today's most commonly used macroscopic methods Villa -Lynnerup If the conclusions of individual evaluations of traits tab. New findings on the remains from graves K1 and K2 from the St. Vitus Rotunda at Prague Castle. The subject of the article is a new analysis of available information on graves K1 and K2 in the nave of the pre-Romanesque St. Vitus Rotunda; discovered in , the graves have been attributed to various Premyslid princes.

The main work involved a review of anthropological findings, analyses of stable carbon d13C and nitrogen d15N isotopes, a DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating. Taken together, obtained data do not provide a consistent image. The author suggests the possibility of attributing the remains to a son of Prince Boleslav I, an individual whose name is not documented in written sources and who died before A DNA analysis revealed that the remains in grave K2 belonged to a woman, i.

Probably the wife of the individual buried in grave K1. Fusion of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis allows for linear growth in the cranial base and is responsible for cranial base flexion [15]. The pattern and timing of spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion is correlated with age and can provide an upper or lower age boundary depending on its fusion state for forensic age estimation in an adolescent [16, 17]. Even though standard anatomical texts and growth reviews state that the age range of spheno-occipital synchondrosis closure occurs between 17 and 25 years [16,[18][19][20][21]; current research has reported fusion of spheno-occipital synchondrosis occurring at years of age in females and in males e.

Quantification of spheno-occipital synchondrosis fusion in a contemporary Malaysian population. Timing of fusion of the spheno-occipital synchondrosis SOS is correlated with age. Previous research, however, has demonstrated variation in the timing of closure among different global populations. The present study aims to quantify the timing of SOS fusion in Malaysian individuals as visualised in multi-detector computed tomography CT scans and to thereafter formulate age estimation models based on fusion status. The SOS is scored as open, fusing endocranially, fusing ectocranially or completely fused.

Transition analysis Nphases2 is then utilised to calculate age ranges for each stage. The mean SD age for complete fusion is Transition ages between Stages 0 and 1, 1 and 2, and 2 and 3 in males are Complete fusion of the SOS was observed in all individuals above the age of 18 years. SOS fusion status provides upper and lower age boundaries for forensic age estimation in the Malaysian sample. Other laboratory-based methods include the aspartic acid racemization techniques that are based on the heat-dependent gradual transformation of specific proteins during life [13][14][15][16].

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