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dc.contributor.authorSchotsmans, Eline M.J.*
dc.contributor.authorVan de Voorde, W.*
dc.contributor.authorDe Winne, J.*
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Andrew S.*
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-15T12:01:00Z
dc.date.available2010-12-15T12:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationSchotsmans EMJ, Van de Voorde W, De Winne J and Wilson AS (2010)The impact of shallow burial on differential decomposition to the body: A temperate case study. Forensic Science International.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4578
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractExtant literature contains a number of specific case studies on differential decomposition involving adipocere formation or desiccation, but few describe the co-occurrence of these features within a temperate climate. The case of a 65-year-old male, partially buried in a shallow grave for 7 months, is presented in which the soft tissues of the body were outwardly well preserved. The right leg was desiccated, some parts of the body were covered with adipocere (head, neck, right shoulder, upper torso and left leg) and other parts could be classified as in the early stages of decomposition. In this study the taphonomic variables resulting in differential decomposition with desiccation and adipocere formation are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.07.036en
dc.subjectShallow burialen
dc.subject; Mummificationen
dc.subject; Adipocereen
dc.subject; Taphonomyen
dc.subject; Differential decommpositionen
dc.subject; Desiccationen
dc.subject; Clandestine burialen
dc.titleThe impact of shallow burial on differential decomposition to the bodyen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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