Bone Damage in the Antemortem, Perimortem, and Postmortem Periods: Looking for Traumatic Indications on Bones for Assessing the Quality of Life of Skeletal Remains

Ledy Ana Zulfatunnadiroh, Eko Prastyo, Reinaldy Octavianus Yan Dimpudus, Myrtati Dyah Artaria

Abstract

The analysis of damages and changes to skeletal remains may help relate to the circumstances of death and or individual identification. Those changes are, for example, the physical properties of bone. Meanwhile, trauma refers to physical disturbance of living tissue due to external forces. Trauma and skeletal damage analyzes include the approximate time of trauma compared to the time of death, the mechanism, and the kind of forces that have caused the trauma. The materials for this study were 1 individual from the Museum of Anthropology, and 9 individuals from the collection of human skeletal remains at the Department of Anatomy and Histology, Physical Anthropology Section, in Universitas Airlangga. We observed the shape, the colour, and the texture; and analyzed if there were any antemortem trauma and/or abnormality of bones that happened during the life of the individuals. The damage to the skeletons observed in this research were mostly postmortem damage. Most of the damages did not show any healing process and appeared brighter than the surrounding bone, and had a jagged—irregular—and sharp edges. However, we also found signs of abnormal bones that were caused by the poor condition during the life of some of the skeletal remains. Postmortem damage can be differentiated from the antemortem trauma. This finding is important for further study in assessing the quality of life of people in Indonesia in the past, and for giving aids during identification, through unique characteristics observed on the skeletons.

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Zulfatunnadiroh L., Prastyo E., Dimpudus R. and Artaria M. (2018). Bone Damage in the Antemortem, Perimortem, and Postmortem Periods: Looking for Traumatic Indications on Bones for Assessing the Quality of Life of Skeletal Remains.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS, ISBN 978-989-758-348-3, pages 431-435. DOI: 10.5220/0007544404310435


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icps18,
author={Ledy Ana Zulfatunnadiroh and Eko Prastyo and Reinaldy Octavianus Yan Dimpudus and Myrtati Dyah Artaria},
title={Bone Damage in the Antemortem, Perimortem, and Postmortem Periods: Looking for Traumatic Indications on Bones for Assessing the Quality of Life of Skeletal Remains},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,},
year={2018},
pages={431-435},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007544404310435},
isbn={978-989-758-348-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference Postgraduate School - Volume 1: ICPS,
TI - Bone Damage in the Antemortem, Perimortem, and Postmortem Periods: Looking for Traumatic Indications on Bones for Assessing the Quality of Life of Skeletal Remains
SN - 978-989-758-348-3
AU - Zulfatunnadiroh L.
AU - Prastyo E.
AU - Dimpudus R.
AU - Artaria M.
PY - 2018
SP - 431
EP - 435
DO - 10.5220/0007544404310435