Methods of Skeletal Age Estimation used by Forensic Anthropologists in Adults: A Review

Ekta Priya
2017 Foresic Research & Criminology International Journal  
Reconstruction of biological profile of unknown individuals would be incomplete without age determination. Forensic anthropologists use skeletal indicators involved in processes of bone resorption, deposition and remodelling which are time-related to estimate age of the individual. Estimating age in adults remains a challenging task to the forensic anthropologists because of the complexity and individual variations seen in the aging process and the gamut of environmental factors influencing the
more » ... ors influencing the same. Age provided by anthropologists is determined as age range rather than a specific age. It has been noticed that age range determined for younger individuals is narrower than for older individuals. This paper reviews most commonly used skeletal age estimation methods by forensic anthropologists.
doi:10.15406/frcij.2017.04.00104 fatcat:lznrvkqfurcwhifirjud6zqk5m