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North Carolina State University

Cranial Vault Outline of the Skull

Caption: This X-ray image shows the cranial vault outline of a skull. A recent study from NC State forensic anthropologists found that even forensic experts have a hard time making a positive identification of human remains based on the shape of the vault outline.

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