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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2014 pp 238-240

Research Article

Forensic osteology: application in examination of human remains

Sumohon Biswas1, Suvalagna Chatterjee2*

1Associate professor, Department of Anatomy, Midnapur Medical College, Midnapur, West Bengal, INDIA.

2Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan, West Bengal, INDIA.

Academic Editor: Dr. Aher K. R.



Forensic osteology, as a science, has to help determine the causes and circumstances of human death from the features of bony remains. This subject has long been of interest to anthropologists and forensic pathologists. This paper reviews the role of forensic osteology in examination of skeletal remains.