congresos y reuniones científicas
Seeking for regional osteological standards Prof. Rómulo Lambre Collection (School of Medicine, University of La Plata).
GARCÍA MANCUSO, R.; DESÁNTOLO, B.; PLISCHUK, M.; COSTI, D.; GARCÍA, M.; PAGGI, R.; MALIANDI, N.; PRAT, G.; SALCEDA, S.; ERRECALDE, A.; INDA, A.
Congreso; IX Congreso de Ciencias Morfológicas; 2006
Sociedad de Ciencias Morfológicas La Plata
We propose to communicate the first steps in the development of the project called "Macro and microscopic analysis of human skeletal remains. Contributions to forensic and anthropologic research", that has been accredited by the School of Medicine. Its general objective is the generation of a contemporary, regional and documented osteological collection that constitutes it self as a referent to research, teaching and transference to community. To make this project real, a multidisciplinary team of members from School of Medicine and School of Natural Sciences and Museum of the University of La Plata was conformed. The human remains to be studied are provided by the La Plata County Cemetery in the frame of an agreement signed by this institution and the University of La Plata, and the resolution signed by the above mentioned Schools. The sample is composed of 300 individuals (adults and subadults), with records of age, sex and cause of death, with a burial antiquity not less than seven years. In all cases the bodies had not been claimed and were destined to common ossuary. Considering the long term, the project aims to generate a representative regional database that could be used as control in comparative analysis and could serve to gain precision in the age and sex estimation of not- documented skeletal remains from archaeological and forensic contexts.