Julie Howenstine, and Michael Sinke were retained in a case over the movie rights to “The Last Samurai”.The matter in involved the determining the source of anonymous letters that were sent during the litigation.
Based on the physical and chemical components which make up the ink, distinct bands form on the chromatographic plate.
Inspired by a real investigation involving ink dating, the present paper discusses this particular issue throughout four main topics: aging processes, dating methods, validation procedures and data interpretation.
This work presents a wide picture of the ink dating field, warns about potential shortcomings and also proposes some solutions to avoid reporting errors in court.
Insect galls are the highly distinctive plant structures formed by some herbivorous insects as their own microhabitats.
They are plant tissue which is controlled by the insect.