HOT BONES ATTENDED THE 16TH CONFERENCE OF THE INMLCF

Ana Vassalo and Adriana Mamede presenting their papers at the 16th conference of the INMLCF.

Our colleagues Ana Vassalo and Adriana Mamede represented HOT Bones at the 16th conference of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses

Ana Vassalo presented the paper “Gato por lebre: a fauna não é um proxy satisfatório dos humanos em estudos sobre a composição química do esqueleto” (Pig in a poke: fauna is not a reliable proxy of humans in research about the skeletal chemical composition). The remaining co-authors were Adriana Mamede, Maria Paula Marques, Calil Makhoul, Eugénia Cunha, Luís Batista de Carvalho and David Gonçalves.

Adriana Mamede presented the paper “Interrogando ossos queimados: avaliação das alterações térmico-induzidas em ossos humanos usando espectroscopia vibracional” (Questioning burned bones: assessing heat-induced changes in human bones through vibrational spectroscopy). The remaining co-authors were Luís Batista de Carvalho, Ana VassaloDavid GonçalvesCalil Makhoul, Stewart F. Parker, D. Xavier Viegas, Miguel Almeida, and Maria Paula Marques

This was their debut as podium presenters and they’ve done a great job! 

3rd Meeting of the INMLCF

We attended the 3rd Meeting of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses that took place on the 9-11th of November, 2016. These were our talks and poster:

Aplicação do método de Lamendin para a estimativa de idade em dentes recentemente extraídos de uma amostra portuguesa actual
Santos I, Gouveia M, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

Estudo pioneiro sobre as variações pós-deposicionais em restos esqueléticos queimados e não-queimados: implicações para a bioantropologia
Amarante A, Ferreira MT, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

Individualização de vestígios humanos queimados dispersos e/ou misturados através da espectroscopia vibracional
Makhoul C, Cunha E, Batista de Carvalho L, Gonçalves D

The Force awakens? O efeito da gravidade na ocorrência de deformação térmico-induzida
Vassalo A, Mamede A, Ferreira MT, Cunha, Gonçalves D

Latest meetings

You can download here our latest posters!

85th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropology (13-16th April of 2016, Atlanta, USA)
Sex diagnosis of the human dentition after heat exposure: the potential of cementum-enamel junction and root dimensions
Gouveia M, Santos IO, Santos AL, Gonçalves D
50th Dental Anthropology Scientific Symposium (9-11th June of 2016, Zagreb, Croatia)
A peek into burnt teeth: analyses of dental tissues for age at death estimation
Santos IO, Gouveia M, Cunha E, Gonçalves D (2016)

 

We attended the first conference of the APCF and the 68th Annual Meeting of the AAFS!

HOT Project related researches were presented in these two events. Podium and poster presentations were given at the 1st conference of the Associação Portuguesa de Ciências Forenses in Porto (February 12).

Discrimination of burned human remains through vibrational spectroscopy
Makhoul C (presenter), Batista de Carvalho L, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

In Las Vegas, our talk at the AAFS meeting (February 22-27) had the following title: 

Forensic examination of burned human skeletal remains: shifting the paradigm
Gonçalves D, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Makhoul C, Santos I, Vassalo T, Ferreira MT, Batista de Carvalho L, Cunha E (presenter)

 

II Conference of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences

Research under the HOT project was presented in II INMLCF that took place on the 29th and 30th of October. The following communications were presented:

Cimentocronologia: Estimativa de idade à morte em dentes queimados
Santos I, Gouveia M, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

Diagnose sexual em dentes humanos queimados: uma abordagem experimental sobre as mudanças induzidas pelo calor nas dimensões dentárias
Gouveia M, Santos I, Santos AL, Gonçalves D

Discriminação de indivíduos em vestígios humanos queimados e dispersos usando espectroscopia vibracional
Makhoul C, Amarante A, Batista de Carvalho L, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

II Bioanthropological Meeting

The HOT project participated in the II Bioanthropological meeting at the University of Coimbra (29th and 30th of May). Four poster presentations were presented:

The potential of cementochronology for age-at-death estimation in burned teeth
Santos I, Gouveia M, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

Evaluation of the potential of odontometry for sex estimation in burned human skeletal remains
Gouveia M, Santos I, Santos AL, Gonçalves D

The protocol for the preparation of burned identified skeletons of the CEI/XXI collection
Makhoul C, d’Oliveira Coelho J, Gouveia M, Santos I, Vassalo A, Ferreira MT, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

Warping in burned human skeletal remains: assessing the influence of bone collagen through vibrational spectroscopy
Coelho J, Cunha E, Gonçalves D

International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters

The HOT project attended the International Symposium on Anthropology and Natural Disasters that was held at the University of Coimbra on the 17th and 18th of April. We participated with the following presentations in this multidisciplinary meeting:

The Hot Topic of Burned Human Skeletal Remains: Coimbra’s contribution to Forensic Anthropology (both podium and poster presentations)
Gonçalves D, Coelho J, Gouveia M, Makhoul C, Santos I, Vassalo A, Santos AL, Batista de Carvalho L, Cunha E

Pioneering the Collection of Identified Burned Skeletons (poster presentation)
Gonçalves D, Ferreira MT, Cunha E