Where do those remains come from?

Dominika Nociarová, M. Jose Adserias, Assumpció Malgosa, Ignasi Galtés

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Part of the study of skeletal remains or corpses in advance decay located in the field involves determining their origin. They may be the result of criminal activity, accident, unearthed because of erosion, or they may also have originated from a cemetery. The discovery site, condition of the remains, and the associated artifacts, are factors that could be helpful for the forensic anthropologist to identify the origin of the remains.In order to contribute to this recognition, an analysis was made of the exhumations of 168 unclaimed human remains from the cemetery of Terrassa (Catalonia, Spain). This investigation presents a description of artifacts and conditions of remains that could indicate that the human remains may have originated from a cemetery.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e18-e24
JournalForensic Science International
Volume245
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

Keywords

  • Cemetery context
  • Cemetery remains
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Funeral artifacts
  • Taphonomy

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