Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice, Second Edition, approaches forensic anthropology through an innovative style using current practices and real case studies drawn from the varied experiences, backgrounds and practices of working forensic anthropologists. The book guides the reader through all aspects of human remains recovery and forensic anthropological analysis, presenting principles at a level that is appropriate for those new to the field and incorporating evolutionary, biomechanical and other theoretical foundations for the features and phenomena encountered in forensic anthropological casework.
Attention is focused primarily on the most recent and scientifically valid applications commonly employed by working forensic anthropologists. Readers will learn about innovative techniques and the necessary background needed to work in the field. Instructors and students will find the book to be a comprehensive, practical and relevant source on the modern discipline of forensic anthropology.
Focuses on modern methods, recent advances in research and technology, and current challenges in the science of forensic anthropology
Addresses issues of international relevance, such as the role of forensic anthropology in mass disaster response and human rights investigations<
Includes chapter summaries, topic-oriented case studies, keywords and reflective questions to increase active student learning
Table of Contents
2. Human Osteology and Odontology
3. Skeletal Examination and Documentation Methods
4. Medicolegal Significance
5. Forensic Taphonomy
6. Forensic Archaeology and Scene Processing Methods
7. Processing and Preparing Remains
8. Sex Estimation
9. Ancestry Estimation
10. Age Estimation
11. Stature Estimation
12. Individual Skeletal Variation
13. Analysis of Skeletal Trauma
14. Personal Identification
15. Other Issues in Forensic Anthropology
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