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Low-temperature-induced bone shrinkage: a controlled study using kangaroo femora

Bertrand, Jessica; Oxenham, Marc


The taphonomic effects of weathering and heat-induced transformation of bone have been intensively studied over the last century. These two processes share a common agent of change in the form of bone desiccation. A study was devised to test the hypothesis that significant bone shrinkage could be achieved by prolonged exposure to low (30°C) temperatures. The methodological approach involved placing fresh Eastern Grey Kangaroo long bones (n = 6) in an industrial oven at 30°C for a period of 39...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2014.925973


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