1. Forensic Anthropology: Embracing the New Paradigm

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat2 and
  2. Luis L. Cabo1

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch1

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Dirkmaat, D. C. and Cabo, L. L. (2012) Forensic Anthropology: Embracing the New Paradigm, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch1

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oviedo, Spain

  2. 2

    University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • forensic anthropology, embracing a new paradigm;
  • scientific disciplines, as based on their evolution;
  • forensic as scientific discipline, the conceptual ladder;
  • Krogman, and forensic anthropology in the USA;
  • stronger forensic anthropology, a revitalization;
  • Krogman's The Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine;
  • skeletal biology, and the medicolegal context;
  • unidentified skeletal remains, and forensic anthropology;
  • chain-of-custody, and outdoors crime scene;
  • forensic anthropology, and scientific improvements

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Entity

  • First, A Bit of History: The Early Years

  • The More Recent Years

  • Chinks in the Armor: Considering Best Practices

  • Better Statistics

  • Finally, Adding Forensic Archaeology

  • Primary Benefits of Forensic Archaeology

  • Outside Influences

  • Summary

  • References