This review critically explores the methodological approaches used historically by researchers to assess the products of remodeling within cortical bone and relate it to age-at-death estimation, extending from histology to modern ex vivo imaging modalities, and discusses the growing potential of in vivo imaging.
The review concludes with an introduction to cutting-edge in vivo four-dimensional imaging techniques that include the use of animal models to shed new light on the dynamic nature of bone, and the processes of bone aging and disease. Data gleaned from these new insights will ultimately lead to the development of future histologic age-estimation methods in forensic anthropology. (Publisher abstract provided)
Popular TopicsForensic sciences Forensic anthropology
- Forensic entomology when the evidence is “no insect.” Best carrion fly species for predicting maximum postmortem interval in the United Arab Emirates
- Differential Scavenging Among Pig, Rabbit, and Human Subjects
- Enhancing resolution and statistical power by utilizing mass spectrometry for detection of SNPs within the short tandem repeats