|Burn patterns of the lateral side of the mandible.Charred and blackened bone is on the external cortical surface of bone. These burn patterns remain as permanent evidence of how the bodyburned.|
|The bone and teeth are fragile as calcined structures.Calcined bone develops heat fractures in the surface.Photographs at the scene yield the best information about the body in its original condition prior to any movement.|
The external surface of a calcined fragment of bone.
The images above represent the process of cremation;
beginning first with the early, followed by the Intermediate,
then Advanced, and finally the process of cremation.