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Title A companion to forensic anthropology [electronic resource] / edited by Dennis C. Dirkmaat.
Publication Info. Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, c2012.
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Description xxxvi, 716 p. : ill.
Series Blackwell companions to anthropology ; 10
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Introduction and brief history of forensic anthropology -- pt. II. Recovery of human remains from outdoor contexts -- pt. III. Developments in forensic osteology -- pt. IV. Developments in human skeletal trauma analysis -- pt. V. Advances in human identification -- pt. VI. Forensic taphonomy -- pt. VII. Forensic anthropology beyond academia -- pt. VIII. Forensic anthropology outside North America -- pt. IX. Ethics, overview, and the future of forensic anthropology.
Summary "A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology available, with chapters by a wide range of renowned international scholars and experts Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation. "-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Forensic anthropology.
Added Author Dirkmaat, Dennis.
ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9781405191234 (hardback)
9781118255407 (e-book)
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