Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Current, one-of-a-kind,comprehensive coverage of all the major topics in the field of forensic anthropology presented with accuracy, intensity, and clarityMethodology and protocol of forensic anthropology.Anyone who wishes to understand the methodology and procedures of forensic anthropology.

Table of Contents

Historical Background
Forensic Anthropologists and the Medicolegal Community
The Forensic Anthropology Protocol and Methods in Forensic Anthropology
Basics of Human Osteology and Odontology
Overview of the Human Skeleton
Basic Topics in Osteology
Overview of the Human Dentition
Establishing the Forensic Context
Bone versus Non-Bone
Human versus Non-Human
Contemporary versus Non-Contemporary
Recovery Scene Methods
Preliminary Issues
Locating Remains
Mapping Remains
Grave Excavation
Collecting Remains
Mass Disasters
Estimating Time Since Death
Overview of Decomposition
Decomposition and Skeletonization
Animal Scavenging
Other Methods
Initial Treatment and Examination
Forensic Anthropology Laboratory
Preparation of Remains
Reconstruction, Sorting, and Re-Assembly
Inventorying Remains
Attribution of Ancestry
Anthroposcopic Traits
Metrical Methods
Miscellaneous Ancestral Characteristics
Attribution of Sex
Sexing the Pelvis
Sexing the Skull
Miscellaneous Methods
Sexing Subadults
Estimation of Age at Death
Calculation of Stature
Basics of Stature Reconstruction
Full Skeleton Methods
Long Limb Bones
Other Skeletal Elements
Partial Long Limb Bones
Adjustments to Stature
Death, Trauma, and the Skeleton
Cause and Manner of Death
Basics of Bone Trauma
Characteristics of Forces Causing Trauma
Types of Trauma
Timing of Bone Injury
Projectile Trauma
Basics of Ammunition and Firearms
Effects of Bullets on Bone
Bullet Wound Analysis
Pellet Wound Analysis
Miscellaneous Projectiles
Cause and Manner of Death
Blunt Trauma
Characteristics of Instruments
Types of Fractures
Effects of Blunt Instruments
Wound Analysis
Cause and Manner of Death
Sharp and Miscellaneous Trauma
Sharp Trauma
Chemical Trauma
Cause and Manner of Death
Antemortem Skeletal Conditions
Pathological Conditions
Skeletal Anomalies
Occupational Stress Markers
Postmortem Changes to Bone
Animal Scavenging
Fire Damage
Burial Damage
Water Transport Damage
Additional Aspects of Individualization
Facial Reproduction
Assessing Handedness
Estimating Body Weight
Identification Using Antemortem Records
Photographic Superimposition
Forensic Odontology
Ethical Responsibilities
The Final Report
Courtroom Testimony
Future of Forensic Anthropology
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