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The occurrence of Japanese trophy skulls in the United States.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of forensic sciences
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
3
Pages
800–803
Identifiers
PMID: 6619785
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The skulls of two Japanese soldiers brought back to the United States following World War II suggest that more may be appearing in forensic science cases. Both cases are cranial vaults without faces or lower jaws. One was a fighter pilot. Both skulls have secondary characteristics of "dry house dust" adhering to the bone and have, to some degree, been painted.

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