Age estimation

Dental and skeletal development

Age estimation is one of the most significant elements in the process of creating the biological profile of individuals, and can be determined with macroscopic and microscopic methods.

In juvenile skeletons, it is based on the dental and skeletal development and in long bones measurements. In adult skeletons, the main indicators examined are degenerative changes of the joints, the synosteosis of cranial sutures and the tooth wear.

The health condition, the diet and the genetic predisposition affect the appearance and development of these changes in the skeleton.