Cremains: the value of quantitative analysis for the bioanthropological research of burned human skeletal remains

Duration: 2008 – 2011

Abstract: The goals of this project are to investigate heat-induced macroscopic bone changes and to develop new analytical methods specifically developed for burned bones. In order to do that, the research is being carried out in a modern crematorium and focuses on the analysis of the remains from cremated contemporary individuals. The results will allow for the improvement of bioanthropological methods.

Coordinator: Eugénia Cunha PhD and Tim J. U. Thompson PhD

Participants: David Miguel da Silveira Gonçalves

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Financial support: Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/40549/2007).