2022 - Biting Off More than You Can Chew: Animal Gnawing in Forensic Taphonomy - Poster Presentation
Lexi Thompson; Rachel York; Emma Hastings
researchSkeletonsskeleton and skeleton componentsforensic scienceAnthropologyAnimalsBites & stings
Taphonomy is the study of the processes that impact skeletal remains between the time of death and retrieval by forensic investigators. There are many different animals that will scavenge skeletal remains for food and minerals. By gnawing on the bones, carnivores and rodents will leave different types of indentations/marks on the bone. By studying these patterns of marks, we may be able to determine what animals were responsible, and thereby infer important information, such as if the remains were moved or left exposed. Ultimately, this helps us to reconstruct what happened to an individual’s remains within forensic investigations. divorce. The implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.
Digitized by: Salt Lake Community College
Original version: Presenter(s); Digital archival version: SLCC Digital Archives. IN COPYRIGHT - This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
PDF of poster presented at UPRC. Original digital file provided by presenter(s).