Authors:A. Onishi, P. Thomas, B. Stuart, J. Guerbois and S. Forbes
In order to investigate the potential of thermal analysis for the determination of post-mortem age, rib bone specimens were
collected from the remains of a number of slaughtered pigs that were allowed to decompose in the Australian bush in a controlled
site under a range of conditions for time periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. The bone specimens were cut in cross-section
with the compact bone collected for analysis. TG-MS curves were collected by heating bone samples to 1100°C in an argon atmosphere.
The TG-MS data showed significant differences for the pig bone specimens derived from the different environments and showed
trends in peak size correlating with age. The reported data suggest that TG-MS has significant potential for the identification
of origin as well as the ageing of skeletal remains in a forensic context.
Authors:Marianna Utech, D. Vuono, P. De Luca and A. Nastro
Summary Human bone tissue is composed by an organic and mineral matrix. The organic matrix is formed by collagen I and II type and non-collagenous proteins, while mineral matrix is formed by calcium phosphates and hydroxyapatite. The morphology of bone is different. Internal part is spongy, while external part is compact. This study has determined the chemical-physical properties of healthy and pathologic bones.
Authors:Anatolii Romaniuk, Yuliia Lyndina, Vladyslav Sikora, Mykola Lyndin, Ludmyla Karpenko, Oksana Gladchenko and Igor Masalitin
Bone marrow is the largest hematopoietic organ in mammals. It compounds from 3% to 5% of total body weight  . Hematopoiesis in bones begins at the prenatal period and continues throughout life  . Therefore