Osteometrics in burned human skeletal remains: estimating heat-induced dimensional changes in bones by neutron spectroscopy (2nd experiment)

This study aims at developing a reliable method for probing diagenetic alterations in human bones upon burning events, by INS spectroscopy. The results will be coupled to Raman and FTIR data (obtained concomitantly), with a view to better understand heat-induced changes in bone, thus providing a way to estimate their effect on the metric dimensions of human skeletal remains.

Duration: 2016

Coordinator (PI): Maria Paula Marques (University of Coimbra)

Participants: David Gonçalves (CIAS)

Partner institutions and Funding: Science and Technology Facilities Council (ISIS) (Portugal)

Reference: ISIS BeamTime Application – 1620027 (Portugal)