2022 - It’s Getting Hot in Here: Fire Alteration in Forensic Taphonomy - Poster Presentation
Forensic taphonomy is the study of various ways that a body can be damaged between time of death and time of discovery. We are going to discover how bones are damaged in fires by learning to identify patterns of fire alteration on animal bones. Looking at the taphonomy of the bones we can discover how high temperatures were, as well as potentially important information about the condition of the body before it was burned. Understanding how to read patterns of damage on skeletal remains, such as fire alteration, provides valuable evidence to forensic investigators.