Human identification from skeletal remains
Martin specialises in forensic facial reconstruction and over the years, has developed his own combined skull casting and reconstruction techniques. His method of skull casting is non-invasive and makes the casting of fragmentary and incomplete skulls viable for forensic or archaeological facial reconstruction use: it removes the need to make time consuming repairs to the skull before casting. Also taking non-invasive casting a step further, using bespoke metrical analysis software, it is now possible for a copy skull for facial reconstruction to be produced from six specific photographs of the skull in either two or three dimensions. A copy of the Osteologist’s report would be useful if you decide to use this method for your project.
As well as providing a forensic anthropology service for forensic use and for archaeologists, Martin is a popular visiting lecturer at forensic science and forensic Archaeology departments in colleges and universities around Britain. Using the courses he has run in the past for Cambridge University and Leicester University as research tools, he has put the accuracy of facial reconstruction to the test possibly more than any other forensic artist and has used the information gained to develop and refine his own system of working.
Although now semi-retired, Martin continues to research human identification from skeletal remains. His current research focus is in 2D hyper-real reconstructions for archaeological subjects and we hope to provide a sample of this new technique on this site soon.
Please contact me if you would like more information: use the EMAIL link above or below.