The Forensic-Anthropological Expertise of a Historically Important Person’s Relics, Destroyed by Fire – The Contribution of Forensic Experts to the Preservation of a Historical Heritage


Authors: F. Štuller 1;  F. Novomeský 1;  J. Krajčovič 1;  Straka;  Ľ. 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav súdneho lekárstva a medicínskych expertíz Jesseniovej lekárskej fakulty Univerzity Komenského a Martinskej fakultnej nemocnice v Martine 1;  Súdnolekárske pracovisko Úradu pre dohľad nad zdravotnou starostlivosťou, Martin 2
Published in: Soud Lék., 55, 2010, No. 2, p. 12-17

Overview

The forensic-anthropological expertises of the human remains being destroyed by the external heat are rather rare in general practice of the medical examiner (burned body remains in the fired houses, in traffic accidents, air crashes, explosions in coal mines etc.). In the aim to restore the identity of the burned person, such an expertises have to solve a complex set of problems, which – on the site of a forensic expert – need the application of a very specific approaches and know how. The authors describe a rare case of forensic and anthropological expertise of the 400 years old relics of a person, being important in the slovak history, whose body in the coffin was intentionally exposed to open fire.

Key words:
forensic anthropology – cremated human bones


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Anatomical pathology Forensic medical examiner Toxicology
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