Estimation of Stature from Fragmented Human RemainsArun Kumar Agnihotri* and Adiilah K Soodeen-Lalloo
Department of Forensic Medicine& Toxicology, SSR Medical College, Mauritius
- *Corresponding Author:
- Arun Kumar Agnihotri
Department of Forensic Medicine& Toxicology
SSR Medical College, Mauritius
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 24, 2013; Accepted date: June 25, 2013; Published date: June 28, 2013
Citation: Arun Kumar A, Soodeen-Lalloo AK (2013) Estimation of Stature from Fragmented Human Remains. Anthropol 1:e105. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000e105
Copyright: © 2013 Arun Kumar A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Stature is one of the most important parameters in the identification of an individual, living or dead. When intact bodies are to be examined, stature estimation does not pose any problem. But when dismembered human body parts are the materials to work with, it is of an even greater challenge for the forensic pathologists. Most methods employ the basic process of comparison . Therefore, the identification depends mainly upon the availability and completeness of ante-mortem records. When dealing with human remain, estimating living stature can also help to identify an unknown individual because there is a close relationship between the body parts dimensions and height.