Posts tagged with "forensics"

Sinus X-rays
Physical Anthropology · 23. June 2017
In a what they are calling a “proof-of-concept” study, anthropologists from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique using frontal sinus growth to estimate age at death in juvenile populations. The sinus cavity is formed during childhood as a portion of the frontal bone, the bone that forms the human forehead, separates over time, kind of like a puff pastry. In science talk, the ectocranial table, the skin side of the bone, separates from the endocranial table, the...