20. Advances in the Anthropological Analysis of Cremated Remains

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Traci L. Van Deest1,
  2. Michael W. Warren2 and
  3. Katelyn L. Bolhofner3

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch20

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Van Deest, T. L., Warren, M. W. and Bolhofner, K. L. (2012) Advances in the Anthropological Analysis of Cremated Remains, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch20

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    California State University, Chico, USA

  2. 2

    University of Florida, USA

  3. 3

    Arizona State University, 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:

  • advances in human identification;
  • anthropological analysis of cremated remains;
  • cremation process, remaining recognizable;
  • value of cremated remains, rediscovered;
  • forensic anthropologists, examining cremated remains;
  • cremation studies on archaeological, and cremation rituals;
  • understanding chemical reactions, changes within bone;
  • radiographic imaging, osseous versus non-osseousl;
  • XRD and XRF, crystal and chemical signature of cremated remains

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cremation Process

  • Crossing between Archaeological and Modern Cremation Studies

  • Persistence of Diagnostic Fragments

  • Artifacts in Cremation

  • Advances in the Study of Cremation

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References