Duration: 01/01/2011 – 31/12/2012
Abstract: Age estimation is one of the most important problems both in forensic and anthropology matters. Teeth are the body parts most commonly used for age determination. The apposition of secondary dentine has been particularly used, especially in recent years. Previous studies have focused on the use of canines. This study will evaluate the possibility of estimating age using the apposition of secondary dentin in monoradicular teeth. For that purpose, the identified osteological collections of the University of Coimbra will be used.
Coordinator: Eugénia Cunha, Sofia Neto Wasterlain
Participants: Eugénia Cunha, Sofia Neto Wasterlain
Partner institutions: Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Macerata, Italy