2018 Month : February Volume : 5 Issue : 10 Page : 874-877
Dr. Smitha Subash,
#7G, Heera Central Apartments, Pattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695004.
Identification of human remains is a problem of great importance in crime investigation. Estimating age at death and finding sex of the individual from skeletal remains can be done with relative accuracy only when skeleton is complete and is difficult when only part of the remains is available.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Osteons of femur are counted after preparing unstained slides. The values are subjected to statistical analysis to find out the correlation if any. The formula for age determination was determined using regression analysis. To predict age from the knowledge of the osteons count from femur a linear regression equation was formed y=a+bx.
This study indicates that the total number of osteons per field is positively correlated with age.
The formula for age determination was formulated using regression analysis and three formulae were obtained.
Age, Skeletal Remains, Osteon Count, Femur.