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Cuadernos de Medicina Forense

On-line version ISSN 1988-611XPrint version ISSN 1135-7606


SERRULLA, F.  and  GOMEZ, M.. Usefulness of technique of forensic facial approximation in the individual human identification. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2008, n.53-54, pp.291-307. ISSN 1988-611X.

Aims: To assess interest and usefulness of technique of forensic facial approximation in the individual human identification. Material: From three skeletons found in archaeological context with chronology between III to VII century. We have applicated this technique in a case of human remains burned. Methods: We have made the anthropological sketch with metric photography, nasal reconstruction profile with Gerasimov’s method (1955), Stephan’s method of placing eyes and mouth and estimation of dephts of soft-tissues by the database of De Greef (2006). By stereolithography we have made a prototype in polyresin to start from conventional scanned to skull. Artistic work in modeling clay and modeling paste with several paints to made a sculpture in 3D. Some phases of this technique have been applicated in a case of a burned man without undoubted sample of ADN. We have made several draws in 2D and we have sended this draws to distribution in some media. Results: With this technique of forensic facial approximation we have got to lend to know the face of people who lived in A Coruña in III to VII centurys. The application of this technique with forensic aims we have got to exclude two people. Unluckily today we haven’t got to identificate the man burned. Conclusions: We think what the technique of forensic facial approximation simplified with 2D draws is a useful tool to human identification in selected cases.

Keywords : Facial Approximation; Forensic; Identification.

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