A decade of development in juvenile aging

Maureen Schaefer, Nicole Geske, Craig Cunningham

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)


Multiple developments for juvenile age estimation have occurred over the last decade, including advancements in methodology and practice. In particular, there has been an effort to encompass human variation through the creation of population-based aging standards that acknowledge ancestral, secular, and socioeconomic differences. The need to estimate the age of living children has also become increasingly necessary in modern times. Thus, there has been a surge in the use of medical technologies, such as conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and computed tomography, to develop standards associated with age estimation. This chapter highlights those works in addition to papers incorporating less mainstream, albeit just as important, trends.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Forensic Human Skeletal Identification
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128054291
ISBN (Print)9780128125380
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Age estimation
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Juvenile osteology
  • Population-specific standards
  • Radiography
  • Skeletal development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

Cite this