© 2012 – CRC Press
486 pages | 231 Color Illus. | 231 B/W Illus.
The field of forensic anthropology has evolved dramatically in the past 40 years, as technological advances have led to new research initiatives and extended applications. This robust, dynamic, and international field has grown to include interdisciplinary research, continually improving methodology, and globalization of training. Reflecting the diverse nature of the science from the experts who have shaped it, Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction incorporates standard practices in addition to cutting-edge approaches in a user-friendly format, making it an ideal introductory-level text.
The book begins with a historical overview of forensic anthropology and then presents the background and methodology of each specialty area. Designed for readers without previous theory-based or practical physical anthropology course experience, each chapter gives a detailed history and explanation of a particular methodology. Presenting topics within their areas of accomplishment and expertise, the authors include up-to-date analytical techniques and provide examples of these applications in typical casework.
Through the book’s accessible style of presentation, readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, methods, theory, and future direction of forensic anthropology. Suitable for undergraduate or master’s level students, educators and professionals will also find the currency of information and the high-quality photos and illustrations useful in their practice.
Brief History of Forensic Anthropology; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant and Natalie R. Shirley
Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command/Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC/CIL) History; Thomas D. Holland and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Forensic Anthropology Today; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant and Natalie R. Shirley
Human Osteology; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant, and Natalie R. Shirley
Human Odontology and the Dentition in Forensic Anthropology; Debra Prince Zinni and Kate M. Crowley
Crime Scene Methodology; Denise To
Processing and Inventory of Remains; Lee Meadows Jantz
Determining the Sex of Unknown Human Skeletal Remains; Gregory E. Berg
Age Estimation Methods; Natalie R. Shirley, Alice E. Fazlollah, and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Age Estimation in Modern Forensic Anthropology; Bridget F.B. Algee-Hewitt
Why Do Forensic Anthropologists Estimate Ancestry; and Why Is It So Controversial? M. Katherine Spradley and Katherine Weisensee
Stature Estimation; Natalie R. Shirley
Introduction to Fordisc 3; Richard L. Jantz and Stephen D. Ousley
Low-Velocity Trauma; Hugh E. Berryman, Natalie R. Shirley, and Alicja K. Lanfear
Basic Gunshot Trauma Interpretation in Forensic Anthropology; Hugh E. Berryman, Natalie R. Shirley, and Alicja K. Lanfear Taphonomy of Fire; Joanne Bennett Devlin and Nicholas P. Herrmann
Taphonomic Processes: Animal Scavenging; James T. Pokines and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Time since Death Estimation and Bone Weathering: The Postmortem Interval; Rebecca J. Wilson-Taylor
Taphonomic Processes: Analysis of Fragmentary Remains;
MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Methods of Personal Identification; Angi M. Christensen and Bruce E. Anderson
Forensic Anthropology: A Human Rights Approach; Erin H. Kimmerle
Forensic Anthropology in Mass Disasters; Paul S. Sledzik