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Depicting the Dead and Verifying the Visage Facial identification:Forensic and Archaeological Application

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Depicting the dead and verifying the visage: facial identification and the forensic and archaeological applications. Facial depiction from human remains can be utilised for forensic identification and depicting the faces of people from the past. This presentation will describe the science behind the prediction of facial features from skeletal assessment and discuss the application of artistic skills to forensic interpretation. The presentation will be illustrated with examples from historical cases such as J.S. Bach, St Nicholas, Richard III and Rameses II.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) series.

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