New publication in Science & Justice!

The paper has the following title “Dead Weight: validation of mass regression equations on experimentally burned skeletal remains to assess skeleton completeness” and tests the MassReg app on the experimentally burned skeletons of the 21st Century Identified Collection of the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology from the University of Coimbra. When compared with the more conventional method of comparing skeletal mass with reference values obtained on modern crematories, the app presented a better performance in most cases. Although initially developed for unburned skeletal remains, the MassReg appears to perform well on burned skeletal remains as well and appears to be a very useful tool to assess how complete a skeleton in combination with bone inventory. 

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