Science of the Future: Forensic Microanthropology

We are proud to announce that our Science Director Mr. Carlos A. Gutierrez has recently lunched his book Manual de Introducción a la Microantropología Forense. This book introduces to the forensic community a new technique, developed by Mr. Gutierrez, that looks to be a cheaper option to the DNA analysis when it comes to identifying whether a bone is human or non-human. By publishing his book, Mr. Gutierrez would like to begin a new study field called “Forensic Microanthropology,” which tries to bring into forensic science histological analyses.

For the last two years Mr. Gutierrez has worked on the development of his new technique, which has brought as a result not only a cheaper and easier way to determine whether a bone remain is human or non-human. It is also an important photography collection of human and animal samples, taken under polarized microscopy analysis. It is the biggest histological sample collection made to be used for forensic purposes. Mr. Gutierrez states in his book:

“Compiling my years of experience in the forensic field and criminalistics, and after conducting an extensive investigation of the most important studies related to the histological differentiation between human and non-human bones published since the beginning of XX Century, I understood that histology is a science that could have a great impact on forensic science and could even become an important tool to be used in forensic laboratory around the world. Therefore, in this manual I have decided to develop a standardization for the application of the histological comparison technique in the forensic field, toward which I have worked for the last two years”

The Manual de Introducción a la Microantropología Forense was first published in Spanish, however it will be soon accessible in an English version. The book is available for purchase in paperback edition directly from our website or in in the link:érrez/dp/0998236403/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482468491&sr=8-1&keywords=microantropologia+forense#sthash.bq7QKgzf.dpuf