Research at the Unit of Forensic Anthropology
Mumies represent unique and precious finds, with the ability to give us information about the health and disease in past populations.
Individualized 3D-models of victims with actual body proportions reflecting external and internal injuries may be animated and used for crime scene reconstruction.
Using an alternative method to dental age determination, we age Scandinavian medieval sub-adults based on long bone length.
An anthropological investigation of health, disease and diet in 19th- and 20th-century Copenhagen based on skeletal remains.
We will develop a method to estimate the age at death by applying geometric morphology principles to the auricular surface of the ilium.
We compare the age estimated from bone development with other methods and develop MR scanning methods for age evaluation.
Development of methods for the recognition and reconstruction of human gait based on minimalistic ("markerless") data sets.
Urns are CT-scanned prior to excavation with the aim to answer questions about changing cremation and burial practices.
The Anthropological Laboratory has an exceptional collection of prehistoric and historic human skeletons. Read more about this anthropological collection here.
Niels Lynnerup, MD, PhD
Professor of Forensic Anthropology
Head of the Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology
Telephone :+45 28 75 72 39
Visiting address (collection of skeletons):
Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology
Panum Institute Blegdamsvej 3