Title

The Analysis of Fire Accelerants on Bone

Date

5-28-2015 11:30 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Criminal Justice

Session Chair

Misty Weitzel

Session Title

Bioanthropology/Forensic Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Misty Weitzel

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

The objective of this study is to identify the effect of fire on bone when an accelerant is used and to analyze the color and fracture patterns related to the accelerants. The materials used in this study are three fleshed long bones from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa) exposed to gasoline and kerosene. Each experiment was executed within a standardized time frame. Each bone was analyzed in terms of color and fracture patterns. The results of this experiment will be used to aid in the identification of remains that have been disarticulated by fire and possible accelerants.

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May 28th, 11:30 AM May 28th, 1:30 PM

The Analysis of Fire Accelerants on Bone

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

The objective of this study is to identify the effect of fire on bone when an accelerant is used and to analyze the color and fracture patterns related to the accelerants. The materials used in this study are three fleshed long bones from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa) exposed to gasoline and kerosene. Each experiment was executed within a standardized time frame. Each bone was analyzed in terms of color and fracture patterns. The results of this experiment will be used to aid in the identification of remains that have been disarticulated by fire and possible accelerants.