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Advances in Forensic Taphonomy : Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives

Advances in Forensic Taphonomy : Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0849311895

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Advances in Forensic Taphonomy : Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0849311895

William D. Haglund and Marcella H. Sorg

ISBN13: 978-0849311895
ISBN10: 0849311896
Cover type:
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press I, LLC
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary
  • Emphasizes the contribution and evolving roles of the forensic anthropologist whose theoretical expertise is in human variation and postmortem modification of human remains
  • Covers concepts and problems specific tmass graves and their connection twar crimes
  • Addresses the critical importance of understanding the microenvironment
  • Updates field recovery techniques and laboratory analysis

The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues tproduce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought tthe attention of scientists whstudy the historic and prehistoric past.

Building on the success of Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives presents new and updated techniques. It expands the taphonomic focus on biogeographic context and microenvironments and integrates further the theoretical and methodological links with archaeology and paleontology.

Topics covered include:

  • Microenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments
  • Taphonomic interpretation of water deaths
  • Mass graves, mass fatalities and war crimes, archaeological and forensic approaches
  • Updates in geochemical and entomological analysis
  • Interpretation of burned human remains
  • Discrimination of trauma from postmortem change
  • Taphonomic applications at the scene and in the lab

This comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach tunderstanding taphonomic modifications. Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives is a valuable source of information for postmortem death investigation.

Table of Contents

Include
Preface, R. Lee Lyman
Preface, Donald Reay
Theoretical Frameworks
Theoretical Frameworks and Forensic Taphonomy, Editors
Is Forensic Taphonomy Scientific? Jan Nordby
The Biogeographic Context
Forensic Geotaphonomy: The Anatomy of the Grave, Michael H. Hochrein
Forensics, Archaeology and Taphonomy: The Symbiotic Relationship, Frank Saul and Julie Saul
Burial Context Change with Decomposition, Mirijana Roksandik
Detecting Postburial Fragmentation, Christyann M. Darwent and R. Lee Lyman
Bog Environments, D.R. Brothwell
Plow-zone as Archaeological Context, William D. Haglund, Douglas Scott, and Melissa Connors
Forensic Entomology and Small-sized Bodies, John Morton and Wayne Lord
Insects Associated with the Body: Their Use and Analysis, Gail Anderson and Valerie Cervenka
The Bioaquatic Context, William D. Haglund and Marcella H. Sorg
Floating Bodies on Puget Sound, Curtis Ebbysmeyer and William Haglund
Taphonomic Problems in Mass Fatalities and Mass Graves
Mass Graves, William D. Haglund
Vertical Cave Shaft Execution Site at Hrgar, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Tal Simmons
Taphonomic Implications of Human Rights Cases, Stefan Schmidt
Detection of Body Removal from a Grave, Mark Skinner, York and Melissa Connors
Mass Fatalities: Evidence and Scattered Remains, Paul Sledzik and William Rodriguez
Approaches to the Study of Commingling in Human Skeletal Biology, Douglas Ubelaker
Modification of Bone, Soft Tissue, and Associated Materials
Degradation of Clothing and Other Dress Materials Associated with Buried Bodies of Both Archaeological and Forensic Interest, R.C. Janaway
Taphonomic Context of Sharp Trauma in Suspected Cases of Human Mutilation and Dismemberment, Steven A. Symes et alia
Cannibalism or Violence: Human Remains at a Small Anasazi Site, Sally Graver, Kristin D. Sobolik, John Whittaker, and Ralph Leubben
Fractures and Trauma in Fire Contexts, Pamela Mayne-Correia and Owen Beattie
Recovery and Interpretation of the Fatal Fire Victim, Dennis Dirkmaat
Advances in DNA Analysis, Michelle Harvey
Taphonomic Issues for DNA Preservation, Timothy Kupferschmid and Marcella H. Sorg
Disarticulation and Tooth Mark Artifacts Associated with Pig Scavenging, Hugh Berryman
Index
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