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Korean J Phys Anthropol. 2011 Mar;24(1):17-30. Korean. Original Article.
Kim DI , Lee UY , Kim YS , Park DK , Lee SS , Han SH .
Department of Anatomy and Catholic Institute for Applied Anatomy, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea.
Department of Anatomy, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Korea.
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Soonchunghyang University, Korea.
Division of Forensic Medicine, National Forensic Service, Korea.

GyeongGi Cultural Foundation was requested the identification of eight excavated human skeletons from Neunggok residential development district within Siheung-si. Those were measured for distinguishing sex, stature, and age at death using metric and non-metric methods. The identification of eight human remains was not easy because the excavated bones were destroyed partly and totally. Six skeletons were excavated from the limed-soiled mixture tomb; five remains among 8 were buried in same grave and 2 skeletons were excavated from the earthen tomb. Four remains were determined female skeletons. One skeleton was assumed adolescence, three skeletons were estimated 40's~50's years old and others couldn't be done. Four among eight remain skeletons, the stature of female remains was around 150~157 cm and male's stature was around 165 cm. Most bones were damaged and destroyed, and the remaining teeth on the maxilla and mandible were not enough for identification. We couldn't identify through metric and non-metric methods. If the human skeletal remains were not found with artifact, those couldn't determine the period. So we couldn't know the relationship between the period of burial and condition of bones. For this reason, we will study the identification using the small and damaged bones. Anthropologists and archeaologists need to work together to make database to determine identification and period.

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