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Forensic measurements. Forensic scientist using calipers to measure the dimensions of a skull. There is also a camera (upper right) that is used to record the evidence. Forensic scientists examine the bones of long-dead or unidentified people to help identify them and determine how they died. Examination of entire or partial skeletons can help identify a body's age, gender, height and sometimes race. Measurements of the skull can be used in facial reconstructions to help identify unknown dead bodies. Photographed in Italy.
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