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Friends of Innerpeffray Library talk
June 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £10
Talk by Dr Chris Rynn on Facial Reconstruction.
Dr Christopher Rynn is a lecturer in Human Identification and the Course Coordinator of the MSc Forensic Art and Facial Identification at the University of Dundee. His background is as an Anatomist, Craniofacial Anthropologist and Forensic Artist who specialises in the human face. He often works in the forensic field assisting with facial identification of the dead, e.g. facial reconstruction (estimating and depicting faces from unidentified skulls), post-mortem depiction from mortuary Police photographs, craniofacial superimposition for confirmation of identity by comparing the skull to missing person photographs.
He also works with the living in artificial age progression, facial image comparison from CCTV or witness photography, and from 2007 worked with Prof Dame Sue Black in forensic image analysis and comparison to identify victims and perpetrators linked to child abuse.
He also famously applied forensic facial reconstruction methodology to historical/archaeological cases such as the recreation Lilias Adie, the Fife “Witch” and Ned the Neanderthal.