Article: Research luminescence of cremated human remains


Tristan Krap (tutor of Forensic Sciences) and Kevin Nota (graduate and now MSc student of Forensic and Conservation Genetics at the University of Central Lancashire) have recently published an interesting article about research on luminescence thermally altered human skeletal remains.

In this article they introduce new knowledge that will replace certain outdated theories about luminescence of cremated human remains. They also introduce a new phenomenon, being a temperature-related shift of the emission range that can contribute to forensic reconstructions. The icing on the cake is that this technique will also help find human remains in the debris after a fire or disaster (think 9/11- Twin Towers).

Want to know more?

You can read the article Luminescence of thermally altered human skeletal remains online.