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 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.