A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Editor(s): Dennis C. Dirkmaat

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012 11:06PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377

About this Book

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.

  • 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.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction and Brief History of Forensic Anthropology

  2. Part II: Recovery of Human Remains from Outdoor Contexts

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  3. Part III: Developments in Forensic Osteology

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    2. Chapter 10

      Developments in Forensic Anthropology: Age-at-Death Estimation (pages 202–223)

      Heather M. Garvin, Nicholas V. Passalacqua, Natalie M. Uhl, Desina R. Gipson, Rebecca S. Overbury and Luis L. Cabo

  4. Part IV: Developments in Human Skeletal Trauma Analysis

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    2. Chapter 17

      Interpreting Traumatic Injury to Bone in Medicolegal Investigations (pages 340–389)

      Steven A. Symes, Ericka N. L'Abbé, Erin N. Chapman, Ivana Wolff and Dennis C. Dirkmaat

  5. Part V: Advances in Human Identification

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  6. Part VI: Forensic Taphonomy

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  7. Part VII: Forensic Anthropology Beyond Academia

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    2. Chapter 27

      Forensic Anthropology at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (pages 549–566)

      Christopher W. Rainwater, Christian Crowder, Kristen M. Hartnett, Jeannette S. Fridie, Benjamin J. Figura, Jennifer Godbold, Scott C. Warnasch and Bradley J. Adams

  8. Part VIII: Forensic Anthropology Outside North America

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  9. Part IX: Ethics, Overview, and the Future of Forensic Anthropology

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