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Hard Evidence
Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

ISBN 9780136050735
Published December 23, 2008 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

An essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text, this reader provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases that forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science. For courses in Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Science.

Table of Contents

Section I   
Personal Identification : Theory and Applications
Chapter 1      The Marty Miller Case: Introducing Forensic Anthropology
Dawnie Wolfe Steadman and Steven A. Andersen
Chapter 2      Multidisciplinary Approach to Human Identification  in Homicide Investigation: A Case Study from New York
Douglas H. Ubelaker, Mary Jumbelic, Mark Wilson, and E. Mark Levinsohn
Chapter 3      The Herring Case–An Outlier
Karen Ramey Burns
Chapter 4      An Incidental Finding
H. Gill-King
Chapter 5      Science Contextualized: The Identification of a U.S. MIA of the Vietnam War from Two Perspectives 
Ann Webster Bunch and Colleen Carney Shine
Section II    
Legal Considerations of Forensic Anthropology Casework in the United States
Chapter 6      Multiple Points of Similarity                                                                                          
Dawnie Wolfe Steadman and Lyle W. Konigsberg
Chapter 7      The Influence of the Daubert Guidelines on Anthropological Methods of Scientific Identification in the Medical Examiner Setting
Jason Wiersema, Jennifer C. Love and L. Gill Naul
Chapter 8      A Forensic Analysis of Human Remains from a Historic Conflict in North Dakota
Stephen Ousley and R. Eric Hollinger
Section III   
Applications of Archaeology
Chapter 9      Love Lost and Gone Forever
David M. Glassman
Chapter 10    The Contributions of Archaeology and Physical Anthropology to the John McRae Case
Norman J. Sauer, William A. Lovis, Mark E. Blumer, and Jennifer Fillion
Chapter 11    Unusual “Crime” Scenes: The Role of Forensic Anthropology in Recovering and Identifying American MIAs   108
Robert W. Mann, Bruce E. Anderson, Thomas D. Holland, and Johnie E. Webb, Jr.
Chapter 12    Forensic Recoveries of U.S. War Dead and the Effects of Taphonomy and Other Site-Altering Processes
James T. Pokines
Section IV   
Interpretation of Taphonomy and Trauma
Chapter 13    Taphonomy and Time: Estimating the Postmortem Interval
Murray K. Marks, Jennifer C. Love and Ian R. Dadour
Chapter 14    The Skull on the Lawn: Trophies, Taphonomy, and Forensic Anthropology
P. Willey and Paulette Leach
Chapter 15    Look until You See: Identification of Trauma in Skeletal Material
O. C. Smith, Elayne J. Pope, and Steven A. Symes
Chapter 16    Forensic Osteology of Child Abuse
Murray K. Marks, Kerriann Marden and Darinka Mileusnic
Chapter 17    The Interface of Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology in Trauma Interpretation
Douglas H. Ubelaker and John E. Smialek
Section V     
Analytical Techniques in Forensic Anthropology
Chapter 18    Mitochondrial DNA: Solving the Mystery of Anna Anderson
Terry Melton
Chapter 19    Small Bones of Contention
Sam D. Stout
Chapter 20    Approaches to Facial Reproduction and Photographic Superimposition
Douglas H. Ubelaker
Chapter 21    The Pawn Shop Mummified Head: Discriminating among Forensic, Historic, and Ancient Contexts
Dawnie Wolfe Steadman
Section VI   
Applications of Forensic Anthropology
Chapter 22    Corpi Aquaticus: The Hardin Cemetery Flood of 1993
Paul S. Sledzik and Allison Webb Willcox
Chapter 23    DISASTER VICTIM RECOVERY AND IDENTIFICATION: Forensic anthropology in the aftermath of September 11
Chapter 24    Forensic Anthropology and Human Rights: The Argentine Experience   290
Mercedes Doretti and Clyde C. Snow
Chapter 25       A Mass Grave in Argentina: The San Vicente Cemetery in Córdoba
Darío Olmo, Anahí Ginarte, Claudia Bisso, Mercedes Salado Puerto, Luis Fondebrider

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Dawnie Wolfe Steadman is the Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago and has been a professor at Iowa State University and Binghamton University, SUNY. Her research interests are in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology. She has conducted excavations and skeletal analyses of several historic and prehistoric archaeological sites in Illinois, Iowa, and New York. Dr. Steadman is particularly interested in paleopathology, population genetic modeling of past populations, and the application of forensic anthropology to human rights investigations.