Staff at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification have pioneered techniques, standards and datasets for facial depiction and identification of the dead. We use identification of faces on a daily basis.
We recognise people we know and that enables us to have effective communication and social interaction with others. In a forensic scenario, descriptions of the faces of criminals are used to bring them to justice.
We use photographs to authenticate our own identity in things like passports. When it comes to the recognition of the dead, things become more problematic and it's this challenge that's been the focus for a group of academics from the University of Dundee.
Help Contact Us About us. Advanced Search. Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid. Abstract Two cases of positive identification of burnt bodies by radiographic comparison are reported. They emphasize that antemortem radiographs of the head are an important but sometimes overlooked source of information which can frequently provide useful objective data for comparison purposes.