The use of warmed ethyl vinyl acetate in reassembling skeletal remains

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Fragmentation of skeletal material is a common occurrence in archaeological excavations and during forensic investigations. Traditionally the reconstruction of skeletal fragments has relied on the use of adhesive tapes, waxes and glues. The application of warmed ethyl vinyl acetate or EVA enables precise anatomical location without damage to the skeletal material. If reversal is required, the EVA can be removed without damage. This inexpensive technique will enhance the capabilities of research investigators when reconstructing skeletal remains. (c) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalForensic Science International
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

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