# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 2098081620

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Determine an age range of a subject, based on the remains.

Definition

Determination of age range should include the absence or presence of specific characteristics of a range of bones (e.g., the absence or presence of suture marks on the skull, the absence or presence of cartilage on joints, change in the condition of the pubic symphysis).

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is age given as a range for human remains?
  • Why do bones change over the course of a lifetime? What can this tell you about the subject's age?
  • What are the main differences between juvenile and adult skeletal development?

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