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Comparison of ages of epiphyseal union in North American and Bosnian skeletal material

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Comparison of ages of epiphyseal union in North American and Bosnian skeletal material. / Schaefer, Maureen; Black, S. M.

In: Journal of Forensic Sciences, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2005, p. 777-784.

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Schaefer, Maureen ; Black, S. M. / Comparison of ages of epiphyseal union in North American and Bosnian skeletal material. In: Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2005 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 777-784.

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