Cremated Remains Analysis
Dr. Passalacqua has performed a number of analyses of human cremations in order to assess identity.
Cremated remains analysis
Sometimes there are accidental mix-ups at a funeral home or crematorium, or some other reason to question the legitimacy or identity of an individual after a cremation. Commercial cremation of remains is a highly destructive process. However, depending on the extent of the cremation it may still possible to estimate the sex of the individual and/or to observe small fragments of bone, tooth, or metal which can assist in the analysis