Cover for A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology

Book2018

Authors:

Angi M. Christensen and Nicholas V. Passalacqua

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology

Book2018

 

Cover for A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology

Authors:

Angi M. Christensen and Nicholas V. Passalacqua

About the book

Browse this book

Book description

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology approaches forensic anthropology as a modern and well-developed science, and includes consideration of forensic anthropology within th ... read full description

Browse content

Table of contents

Actions for selected chapters

Select all / Deselect all

  1. Full text access
  2. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 1 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

    Pages 1-6

  3. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 2 - Osteology and Odontology

    Pages 7-34

  4. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 3 - Examination Methods

    Pages 35-49

  5. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 4 - Medicolegal Significance

    Pages 51-70

  6. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 5 - Forensic Taphonomy

    Pages 71-83

  7. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 6 - Forensic Archaeology and Scene Processing

    Pages 85-99

  8. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 7 - Processing and Preparing Remains

    Pages 101-112

  9. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 8 - Sex Estimation

    Pages 113-126

  10. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 9 - Ancestry Estimation

    Pages 127-136

  11. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 10 - Age Estimation

    Pages 137-154

  12. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 11 - Stature Estimation

    Pages 155-163

  13. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 12 - Individual Skeletal Variation

    Pages 165-184

  14. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 13 - Analysis of Skeletal Trauma

    Pages 185-205

  15. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 14 - Personal Identification

    Pages 207-219

  16. Book chapterAbstract only

    Chapter 15 - Other Issues in Modern Forensic Anthropology and Final Case Study

    Pages 221-234

  17. Book chapterNo access

    Appendices

    Pages 235-314

  18. Book chapterNo access

    References

    Pages 315-317

  19. Book chapterNo access

    List of Photo Credits

    Page 319

  20. Book chapterNo access

    Index

    Pages 321-324

About the book

Description

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology approaches forensic anthropology as a modern and well-developed science, and includes consideration of forensic anthropology within the broader forensic science community, with extensive use of case studies and recent research, technology and challenges that are applied in field and lab contexts. This book covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses, emphasizing hands-on activities. Topics include human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, ancestry estimation, age estimation, stature estimation, skeletal variation, trauma analysis, and personal identification.

Although some aspects are specific to the United States, the vast majority of the material is internationally-relevant and therefore suitable for forensic anthropology courses in other countries.

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology approaches forensic anthropology as a modern and well-developed science, and includes consideration of forensic anthropology within the broader forensic science community, with extensive use of case studies and recent research, technology and challenges that are applied in field and lab contexts. This book covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses, emphasizing hands-on activities. Topics include human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, ancestry estimation, age estimation, stature estimation, skeletal variation, trauma analysis, and personal identification.

Although some aspects are specific to the United States, the vast majority of the material is internationally-relevant and therefore suitable for forensic anthropology courses in other countries.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive lab manual that is applicable to coursework in forensic anthropology and archaeology
  • Covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses
  • Includes discussions of human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, and more
  • Emphasizes best practices in the field, providing an approach that is in line with today's professional forensic anthropology
  • Provides a comprehensive lab manual that is applicable to coursework in forensic anthropology and archaeology
  • Covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses
  • Includes discussions of human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, and more
  • Emphasizes best practices in the field, providing an approach that is in line with today's professional forensic anthropology

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-812201-3

Language

English

Published

2018

Copyright

Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Angi M. Christensen

Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory, Quantico, VA USA

Nicholas V. Passalacqua

Anthropology and Sociology Department, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC USA