Forensic Anthropology As Mementos MoriGentian Vyshka1* and Gani Halilaj2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Gentian Vyshka
Faculty of Medicine, Biomedical & Experimental Department
University of Medicine in Tirana, Albania
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 13, 2014; Accepted date: March 14, 2014; Published date: March 18, 2014
Citation: Vyshka G, Halilaj G (2014) Forensic Anthropology as Mementos Mori. Anthropol 2:e125. doi: 10.4172/2332-0915.1000e125
Copyright: © 2014 Vyshka G, et al. 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.
Forensic anthropology has seen an increasing importance in research field, especially in the DNA era, particularly in the process of identification of human remains. This process has been shaped accordingly to the post-war settings, where the discipline has been dealing with a large number of unidentified skeletons, and where large attempts to identify human remains are made. These attempts have psychological connotations with regard to the unresolved fate of many lost persons, but professional staffs will have their own psychological burden to care about. Identification process, even when is performed decennia after an event, will serve for a historical redressing and for giving a sense of truth to remote or recent occurrences.