19. Developments in Skeletal Trauma: Blunt-Force Trauma

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Nicholas V. Passalacqua1 and
  2. Todd W. Fenton2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch19

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Passalacqua, N. V. and Fenton, T. W. (2012) Developments in Skeletal Trauma: Blunt-Force Trauma, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch19

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mercyhurst College, USA

  2. 2

    University of Arizona, 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:

  • skeletal trauma, and blunt-force trauma;
  • history of BFT, in forensic anthropology;
  • SWGANTH;
  • fracture propagation in bones;
  • blunt-force injuries, in terms of tension/compression;
  • historical trends in trauma analysis;
  • history of BFT in forensic anthropology, confusing issues;
  • BFT research, and nonhuman animal model use;
  • skeletal trauma analysis, confronting forensic anthropologists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Blunt-Force Trauma

  • Historical Trends in Trauma Analysis

  • Research in BFT

  • BFT Research Using Nonhuman Animal Models

  • Looking to the Future

  • References