30. The Establishment and Advancement of Forensic Anthropology in South Africa

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Ericka N. L'Abbé1 and
  2. Maryna Steyn2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch30

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

L'Abbé, E. N. and Steyn, M. (2012) The Establishment and Advancement of Forensic Anthropology in South Africa, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch30

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Pretoria, South Africa

  2. 2

    University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

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 in South Africa;
  • South Africa, the need for forensic anthropology;
  • population-specific, in stature estimation;
  • social groups, blacks, whites, colored, Indian, Chinese;
  • new approach, ancestry from skeletal remains;
  • DNA analysis, successful in cases of the missing person

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Need for Forensic Anthropology in South Africa

  • Past Research

  • Current Research

  • Modern Skeletal Collections

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References