Development of Craniofacial Superimposition: A Review

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Jetniphit Srisinghasongkram; Jirapat Arunorat; Phruksachat Singsuwan & Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh


Craniofacial superimposition is a method for identifying individuals by using secondary data in order to identify a target group of persons before a DNA process can be used, or to identify an individual instead of using primary data in cases where DNA, fingerprint or dental records are not found. Craniofacial superimposition has continued to evolve, with various techniques, including computer-assisted and photography techniques, to help the operation be more convenient, faster and reliable. The knowledge of forensic anthropology is applied, with a comparison between anatomical landmarks. The study of developments in craniofacial superimposition using computer-assistance has yielded satisfactory results.

KEY WORDS: Craniofacial superimposition; Skull; Forensic anthropology.

How to cite this article

SRISINGHASONGKRAM, J.; ARUNORAT, J.; SINGSUWAN, P. & MAHAKKANUKRAUH, P. Development of craniofacial superimposition: A review. Int. J. Morphol., 40(6):1552-1559, 2022.