Computerized Reconstruction of Fragmentary Skeletal Remains

Computerized Reconstruction of Fragmentary Skeletal Remains


In this webinar, we will introduce a newly developed software tool called “Fragmento”. Viewers will be able to learn how to use Fragmento to sort and assemble skeletal fragmentary remains and reconstruct the full bone and biological profile.

In forensic contexts, a biological profile constructed from unidentified skeletal remains assists in the search for missing persons and is necessary for sorting commingled remains and identifying victims in mass graves. The reliability of information extracted from the skeletal remains is highly dependent on the degree of integrity and preservation of the specimens. In cases of partial bones, the missing elements may limit the amount of information that can be derived from the skeleton. Commingling further complicates the task because not all fragments are easily reconstructed or designated to a single individual.


  • Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence webinar has been provided by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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