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Title: Technical Note: The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) Map of Identified Osteological Collections
Authors: Petaros, Anja
Caplova, Zuzana
Verna, Emeline
Adalian, Pascal
Baccino, Eric
de Boer, Hans H
Cunha, Eugénia 
Ekizoglu, Oguzhan
Ferreira, Maria Teresa
Fracasso, Tony
Kranioti, Elena F
Lefevre, Philippe
Lynnerup, Niels
Ross, Ann
Steyn, Maryna
Obertova, Zuzana
Cattaneo, Cristina
Keywords: Anatomical collections; Biological profile; Forensic anthropology; Identified skeletal collections; Physical anthropology
Issue Date: 10-Sep-2021
Publisher: Elsevier
Serial title, monograph or event: Forensic Science International
Volume: 328
Abstract: Identified (documented) osteological collections represent an important resource in the development of forensic anthropology standards and methods as well as a precious tool for learning and training of practitioners. Even though the number of papers presenting identified collections worldwide increases, many of the collections have still not been divulged to the scientific community in sufficient detail to ascertain their exact number. The Forensic Anthropology Society of Europe (FASE) therefore developed a tool that goes beyond sporadic publications: the FASE Map of Identified Osteological Collections, which is freely accessible and continuously updated and revised. The online map is available at The map of skeletal collections was created in 2017 and currently displays information on 153 identified osteological collections (43 of them categorized as contemporary) located in 41 different countries. This article offers a short analysis of the type, geographical location and content of the collections included in the map. The aim of this article and the map as such is to provide a useful resource to facilitate research planning and teaching in forensic anthropology and related disciplines.
ISSN: 03790738
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.110995
Rights: openAccess
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