A better half to Forensic Anthropology offers the main finished overview of the philosophy, objectives, and perform of forensic anthropology at the moment to be had, with chapters by means of popular foreign students and experts.
Highlights the most recent advances in forensic anthropology study, in addition to the simplest practices and strategies utilized by specialist forensic anthropologists within the field
Illustrates the improvement of skeletal organic profiles and provides vital new proof on statistical validation of those analytical methods.
Evaluates the ambitions and strategies of forensic archaeology, together with the upkeep of context at surface-scattered is still, buried our bodies and deadly hearth scenes, and restoration and id concerns on the topic of large-scale mass catastrophe scenes and mass grave excavation.
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Extra info for A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology) (1st Edition)
A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also serves as the assistant director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine. He received his Master’s degree and PhD in anthropology at the University of Florida. Dr Warren is a Fellow and past Chair of the Physical Anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is a Diplomate and board member of American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
It can be stated rather confidently that forensic anthropology was born and took its first and more important steps in the United States of America; maybe not necessarily as a concept, but at least as an actual professional field, with a cohesive, constant, and independent body of practitioners, rather than as an additional task for other professionals, such as forensic pathologists. Forensic anthropology, though often presented as a relatively young discipline given its formal configuration and recognition in the 1970s, has a rich history in the USA, spanning most of the twentieth century.
We have also included interesting discussions of human cremated remains research and video superimposition efforts in producing personal identifications. Part VI presents the topic of interpreting events surrounding the death and what occurs after the deposition of the body known as forensic taphonomy. Methodologies and practices in the collection and interpretation of field contextual information, as well as the laboratory analysis of the bones and their modifications are discussed. Part VII highlights the history and current configuration of the roles and duties of forensic anthropologists in nonacademic settings.