Dating human skeletal remains

Since then they have been dropping back toward natural levels.

Recently, methods have been proposed for more direct ascertainment of age at death: eg, protein racemization and radiocarbon methods.Forensic anthropologists at The University of Arizona took advantage of this fact in a recent study funded by NIJ.Accepted for publication 4 November 2013 Published 5 February 2014 Volume 2014:4 Pages 3—9 DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/RRFMS.Keywords: skeletal, aging, human remains Introduction and background Identification of human remains almost always involves assessment of the age at death of the individual.While aging phenomena occur in non-bony tissues, it was for a long time osseous tissue and teeth that were at the core of most methods.