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Disaster Victim Identification: New Applications for Postmortem Computed Tomography
The role of the forensic anthropologist and CT technology were paramount in facilitating a quick identification, and subsequently, an effective and timely reconciliation, of body parts following a recent Australian aviation disaster involving two individuals. Expand
Identification of dermestid pupal chambers on Southern Levant human bones: inference for reconstruction of Middle Bronze Age mortuary practices
Unique bone damage identified on Middle Bronze Age human skeletal material from the Southern Levant provided important information about the processes of modification and the possible funeraryExpand
Limited yet informative: pathological alterations observed on human skeletal remains from third and second millennia bc collective burials in the United Arab Emirates
While syntheses of palaeopathological studies have been undertaken in many parts of the world, until recently little was known about human health in the past in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Expand
Osteoarchaeological evidence for leprosy from western Central Asia.
This is the first skeletal evidence of leprosy from Central Asia and raises questions not only about the spread of the disease in the past, but also about the living conditions of what traditionally were thought of as nomadic peoples. Expand
Fragmentary endings: a discussion of 3rd-millennium BC burial practices in the Oman Peninsula
This paper reviews the architectural and human skeletal remains from Umm an-Nar period tombs (c. 2500–2000 BC), found across the Oman Peninsula. Possible meanings for the regional dispersal of theExpand
The role of forensic anthropology in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI).
The part played by forensic anthropologists in the identification process is reviewed and the important contribution anthropologists can make to DVI is outlined, especially at the scene, in the mortuary and in the reconciliation process. Expand
Mycobacterium leprae genotype amplified from an archaeological case of lepromatous leprosy in Central Asia
Recovered DNA was fragmented but of sufficient quality and quantity to allow a series of biomolecular genotyping methods to be applied, including variable nucleotide tandem repeat (VNTR) typing of two microsatellite and one minisatellite regions and also single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) typing for nine informative loci. Expand
Attempting to Identify Activities in the Past: Preliminary Investigations of the Third Millennium BC Population at Tell Abraq
This paper reviews attempts by osteologists to identify activities in the past through examination of particular alterations to skeletal remains. Following an outline of the history of interest inExpand