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New insights in the analysis of blunt force trauma in human bones. Preliminary results
Scheirs, Sarah; Malgosa, Assumpció; Sánchez Molina, David; Ortega-Sánchez, Marisa; Velázquez Ameijide, Juan; Arregui Dalmases, Carlos; Medallo-Muñiz, Jordi; Galtés Vicente, Ignasi
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Resistència dels Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
Determining the time of injury is an important but still a challenging task in forensic anthropology. In literature, many descriptions can be found to make a distinction between perimortem and postmortem fractures. Characteristics that are more related to fractures in fresh conditions, however, are not extensively investigated. This study compared 28 perimortem fractures from autopsies and 21 both fresh and dry experimentally reproduced human bone fractures. Preliminary results showed the following five distinct traits that might be related to perimortem conditions: layered breakage, bone scales, crushed margins, wave lines and flakes with matching flake defect. These distinct traits might not only be good estimators of perimortem trauma but also may be an indicator of trauma in intra vitam conditions, especially related with muscular reaction to injury. Furthermore, layered breakage seems to be a good trait to infer the biomechanics of trauma.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria biomèdica
Forensic anthropology
Forensic anthropology
bone trauma
time of injury
peri-mortem trauma
Antropologia
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