Forensic Scientists Find Femur Allows For More Accurate Estimate of Age (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Forensic researchers at North Carolina State University have found a more accurate way to assess an individual's age at death, based on the bone mineral density of the femur. The technique could be used to help identify human remains. Credit Matt Shipman Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.