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By Ted A. Rathbun, Jane E. Buikstra

Edited by way of Ted A. Rathbun, college of South Carolina, Columbia, and Jane E. Buikstra, Northwestern college, Evanston, Illinois. (With forty-one members) CONTENTS (abridged): Reporting Forensic circumstances; reports in identity; Forensic Anthropology in New Mexico; Forensic Archaeology; Exhumation; Perpendicular Forensic Archaeology; endure Paws and Human ft; mammoth Thompson Flood; army continues to be; The Severed cranium; Time on account that loss of life; Burned continues to be; Strangulation; demeanour of demise; deadly Trauma in a gentle plane Crash; intercourse selection; id of Adolescent lady; Oklahoma urban baby Disappearances; Skeletal getting older; Microscopic getting older of Bone; Age choice from Dentition; Geographical Race selection; Facial Reproductions; Facial Re-produc-tion in courtroom; choosing Pathology; research of Osseous fabric; Ashes to Ashes, airborne dirt and dust to dirt.

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Conclusions From the examination of the specimen it could reasonably be assumed (1) that the skull was that of a young woman between 20 and 30 years of age, (2) that she had suffered from birth from a condition of wryneck, causing definite physical peculiarities which must have been well known to all who knew her, (3) that death was due to manual strangulation, and (4) that the body had been buried in damp earth for several months. As a result of this examination and report, police investigation was properly orientated, and the disappearance of a woman suffering from wryneck from a neighbouring village was ascertained.

1939). 3. Police J Lond, 12:274-285. Smith, Sir S. (1955). Forensic Medicine: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners, 10th ed. London, Churchill. Smith, Sir S. (1960). Mostly Murder (With a Foreword by Earle Stanley Gardner). New York, McKay. Stewart, T. D. (1959). Bear paw remains closely resemble human bones. FBI Law Enf Bul~ 28(11):18-21. Chapter 2 STUDIES IN IDENTIFICATION, NO. 3* SIR SYDNEY A. SMITH I t is not generally appreciated how indelibly and in what detail the record of an individual's life may be inscribed in the structure of his skeleton.

The acquisition of such information may be valuable not only in establishing positive identification but also in establishing exlusion. A small fragment of the skeleton may permit recognition of the fact that the individual from which it came was suffering from a particularly prominent bunion, and this alone might well be sufficient to exclude certain individuals from further consideration. The finding of evidence from the bones that an individual had a wry neck, a congenital dislocation of the hip or a club foot might be extremely valuable in the establishment of positive identification.

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