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Preparation and tissue depth

In the next few steps, we’ll learn some of the basic knowledge and expertise that is needed in the facial reconstruction process. This includes the muscle groups of the face …

Finding Mr X: What did the teeth reveal?

In this article, we’ll discover what clues forensic odontology could provide about the identity of Mr X. Age Dental eruption is particularly important in attempting to age the skeleton of …

What is Forensic Odontology?

Over the next two steps, Daniela Cacciabue, Associate University Teacher in Anatomy, dental specialist and member of the British Association of Forensic Odontology, will explore the role teeth can play …

The muscles of the face

A knowledge of facial anatomy is vital to be able to reconstruct a face from a skull. In this article, we’ll explore the main muscles groups in the face. This …

Applying the muscles of the face

In this video, we’ll revisit the key muscle groups of the face that we learned in the previous step in the order in which they are applied during a reconstruction. …

How do you conduct a reconstruction?

In this video, we talk to three people experienced in forensic facial reconstruction to find out how they go about reconstructing a face. First, we’ll hear from the Mr. X …

When would we need a facial reconstruction?

Facial reconstruction is currently used in two principal contexts: forensic science and archaeology. In this video, Professor Caroline Wilkinson explains the circumstances where she has been asked to conduct a …

This week: how we found Mr. X

This week, our focus is on forensic facial reconstruction. This is the anatomical method of recreating the face of an individual based on their skull. When combined with a publicity …

Thanks and acknowledgements

Congratulations, you have now reached the end of Forensic Facial Reconstruction: Finding Mr X. If you have enjoyed the course, please do leave us a review on Class Central. This …

A career in forensics and anatomy

How do you become an expert in Forensic Anatomy? In this video, we’ll hear from our course experts as they tell us how they came to be involved in forensic …

Glossary

This article provides a glossary of terms, acronyms and other terminology covered in the course. You can access this step at any time in the course. If you find a …

Next week: reconstructing the face

The body in the bag was found in January 2000, but by March that year, the police were no closer to identifying Mr. X and moving the investigation forward. The …

Finding Mr. X: So what did we know?

Forensic anatomy expertise had enabled the South Yorkshire Police to build a preliminary picture of Mr. X. From the bones and wisps of hair found in the bag, an osteological …

Finding Mr. X: What did the skull reveal?

The skeleton had so far revealed Mr. X’s age and stature, and key details about his medical history and habitual behaviours. Professor Martin Evison continued his osteological examination by studying …