Forensic Medicine: Age Written in Teeth by Nuclear Bomb Tests

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Establishing the age of individuals is an important step in identification and a frequent challenge in forensic medicine. This can be done with high precision up to adolescence by analysis of dentition, but establishing the age of adults has remained difficult. Here we show that measuring {sup 14}C from nuclear bomb tests in tooth enamel provides a sensitive way to establish when a person was born.

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Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National May 4, 2005.

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Establishing the age of individuals is an important step in identification and a frequent challenge in forensic medicine. This can be done with high precision up to adolescence by analysis of dentition, but establishing the age of adults has remained difficult. Here we show that measuring {sup 14}C from nuclear bomb tests in tooth enamel provides a sensitive way to establish when a person was born.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JRNL-212090
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Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National. Forensic Medicine: Age Written in Teeth by Nuclear Bomb Tests, article, May 4, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877332/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.