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Originally posted by dashen
Would you like to calculate living bone age, dead bone age, fresh, old or ancient?
Originally posted by DiogenesTheDogI glanced at an introductory textbook on the discipline available online through my institution's library (Cunha E, Pinheiro J, Schmitt A, editors. Forensic Anthropology and Medicine: Complementary Sciences from Recovery to Cause of Death. Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press; 2006.) but it didn't give specifics about what makers mean what: it just refers to the publications that do. If you've got something more specific to go on, I might be willing to look it up and help you out next time I have some other business in the medical library.
Also, please note that most of the relevant techniques are valid for healthy, normally developing children/foetuses *only*. According to the above-mentioned textbook, "caution is advised when attempting to age fetuses with known or suspected congenital pathology."
Also, if you're going on sequences and stills from a film, I think it's fair to say that anything anybody (even a legitimate subject matter expert) comes up with is *highly* suspect.
What are the specific questions you have?