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Abstract

Because forensic anthropologists and pathologists can be confronted in their professional practices with bodies or mortal remains in different states of preservation and/or decay, it is essential for this book to have a chapter that fully documents the pathway of a body from its death until disintegration.

Key Words

Decay decomposition putrefaction saponification adipocere mummification skeletonization disarticulation forensic autopsies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jo&#00E3o Pinheiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Serviço Tanatologia ForenseInstituto Nacional de Medicina LegalCoimbraPortugal

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