Il ruolo dell’antropologo forense nei casi di persone scomparse


  • Elena Pilli


Parole chiave:

Forensic Anthropology, Human Remains Identification, DNA, Phenotyping, Biogeographical ancestry


Human remains identification, that is, the ability to allocate a name to an unidentified person, is an important part of a wider and complex multidisciplinary process and represents, in forensic and humanitarian contexts, a need for the society as a whole but also a fundamental right of all individuals and their families to avoid the flail of ambiguous loss for relatives seeking for their loved ones. Forensic Anthropologist plays a central role in positive identification of human remains both for the construction of a general identity, i.e., the biological profile, where an identikit is built from the remains and for the process of personal identification, i.e., that of identifying the remains as those of a known person and of attributing the correct name to the person.




Come citare

Pilli E. Il ruolo dell’antropologo forense nei casi di persone scomparse. BioLaw [Internet]. 13 giugno 2022 [citato 14 giugno 2024];(1S):9-14. Available at:




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