Analysis of pathological and non-pathological human skeletal remains by FT-IR spectroscopy

Gergely Nagy, T. Lóránd, Zoltan Patonai, Gergely Montsko, Istvan Bajnoczky, Antonia Marcsik, L. Márk

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Abstract

In this study, we report the chemical analyses of various non-pathological, tuberculosis and syphilis infected bone samples from different burial environments by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), in the framework of a general study of diagenesis. Dating human skeletal remains is one of the most important and yet unreliable aspects of forensic anthropology. In this paper, a new method has been suggested, using the crystallinity index and carbonate-phosphate index as a means of distinction between recent and archaeological, anthropological bone samples. Pathological bone samples were analyzed with the same method to see if changes in crystallinity interfere with the process of dating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Volume175
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 25 2008

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Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Spectrum Analysis
Bone
Spectroscopy
Bone and Bones
Burial
Forensic Anthropology
Anthropology
Carbonates
Syphilis
Tuberculosis
Phosphates
Body Remains

Keywords

  • Crystallinity index
  • Dating
  • FT-IR
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Treponema pallidum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Analysis of pathological and non-pathological human skeletal remains by FT-IR spectroscopy. / Nagy, Gergely; Lóránd, T.; Patonai, Zoltan; Montsko, Gergely; Bajnoczky, Istvan; Marcsik, Antonia; Márk, L.

In: Forensic Science International, Vol. 175, No. 1, 25.02.2008, p. 55-60.

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Nagy, Gergely ; Lóránd, T. ; Patonai, Zoltan ; Montsko, Gergely ; Bajnoczky, Istvan ; Marcsik, Antonia ; Márk, L. / Analysis of pathological and non-pathological human skeletal remains by FT-IR spectroscopy. In: Forensic Science International. 2008 ; Vol. 175, No. 1. pp. 55-60.
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