An increasing number of skeletal remains are being reburied. As a result, information previously unrecorded is lost in the reburial process and any information that has been documented is limited due to the traditional techniques used. This chapter demonstrates how structured light scanning can be used to quickly document human remains in their entire three dimensions prior reburial. Furthermore, although three-dimensional digitizations will never replace an actual individual's skeleton, the data can be used to build a virtual osteological database which is beneficial to both teaching and research.
|Title of host publication||Human Remains|
|Subtitle of host publication||Another Dimension The Application of Imaging to the Study of Human Remains|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Feb 2017|