Forensic Archaeology

Advances in Theory and Practice

By Margaret Cox, John Hunter

© 2004 – Routledge

256 pages

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About the Book

This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology.

Incorporating new advances in the field, new case studies, and charting the growth and development of the subject, Forensic Archaeology examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations.

The authors provide in-depth chapters that discuss:

  • search and location
  • the various constraints and issues posed by an increasingly complex legal environment
  • the archaeology of individual and mass graves
  • how the subject has evolved to include international investigations of human rights
  • links with forensic anthropology
  • forensic geophysical survey.

This is an invaluable resource that will provide students, researchers, academics and the general reader alike with a fascinating introduction to this complex and crucial subject.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Search and Location 3. Forensic Geophysical Survey 4. The Recovery of Forensic Evidence from Individual Graves 5. The Archaeology of Mass Graves 6. Anthropology in a Forensic Context 7. Legal Matters 8. Social and Intellectual Frameworks

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference