Overall challenges in age estimation – from bones to teeth

Scheila Manica (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Different methodologies of age estimation using different human physical parameters have been assisting Forensic Science over the years. Limitations have also been acknowledged but there is a need to discuss about the overall challenges currently faced by experts from different backgrounds. The aim of this literature review was to gather scientific information of difficulties encountered in different parameters in the skeleton for age estimation. The conclusion is that a multidisciplinary approach is recommended for the legal age assessment due to the seriousness of the outcomes and finally, the experts should recognize the reality that chronological age will not always follow the maturity parameters of human development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalRBOL- Revista Brasileira de Odontologia Legal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • age
  • estimation
  • forensic
  • odontology
  • methodologies


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