A Companion to Forensic Anthropology
presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts.
- Presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology available, with chapters by a wide range of renowned international scholars and experts
- Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field
- Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods.
- Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.
Keywords: Biological Anthropology, osteology bioarchaeology physical crime DNA taphonomy medical trauma human remains biology law