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Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains

Edited By: William D Haglund and Marcella H Sorg

636 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #71140 | ISBN: 0849394341
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About this book

Links have recently been established between the study of death assemblages by archaeologists and paleontologists (taphonomy) and the application of physical anthropology concepts to the medicolegal investigation of death (forensic anthropology). This volume explains these links in a broad-based, multidisciplinary volume.


Contents

Foreword, J.H. DavisPreface, G. HaynesINTRODUCTION: INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC TAPHONOMY, W.D. HAGLUND AND M.H. SORGTaphonomy in the Forensic ContextMethod and Theory of Taphonomic Research, W.D. Haglund and M.H. SorgContext Delicti: Archaeological Context in Forensic Work, D.D. Scott and M. ConnorThe Role of Archaeology in the Recovery and Interpretation of Human Remains from an Outdoor Forensic Setting, D.C. Dirkmaat and J.M. AdavasioChain of Custody from the Field to the Courtroom, J. Melbye and S.B. JimenezTaphonomic Applications in Forensic Anthropology, D.H. UbelakerMODIFICATIONS OF SOFT TISSUE, BONE, AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS: OVERVIEW, W.D. HAGLUND AND M.H. SORGChemical UnderpinningsChemical and Ultrastructural Aspects of Decomposition, H. Gill-KingPreservation and Recovery of DNA in Postmortem Specimens and Trace Samples, T.J. Parsons and V.W. WeednSoft TissueThe Process of Decomposition: A Model from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert, A. GallowayPostmortem Changes in Soft Tissue, M.A. Clark, M.B. Worrell, and J.E. PlessRecognition of Cemetery Remains in the Forensic Setting, H.E. Berryman, W.M. Bass, S.A. Symes, and O.T. SmithFrozen Environments and Soft Tissue Preservation, M.S. MicozziOutdoor Decomposition Rates in Tennessee, W.M. Bass, IIIBoneMicroscopic Structure of Bone, M. SchultzMicroscopic Investigation of Excavated Skeletal Remains: A Contribution to Paleopathology and Forensic Medicine, M. SchultzA Critical Evaluation of Bone Weathering as an Indication of Bone Assemblage Formation, L.R. Lyman and G.L. FoxEskimo Skeleton Taphonomy with Identification of Possible Polar Bear Victims, C.F. MerbsHuman Variables in the Postmortem Alteration of Human Bone: Examples from U.S. War Casualties, T.D. Holland, B.E. Anderson, and R.W. MannFire Modification of Bone: A Review of the Literature, P.M. Mayne CorreiaHuman Bone Mineral Densities and Survival of Bone Elements: A Contemporary Sample, A. Galloway, P. Willey, and L. SnyderCranial Bone Displacement as a Taphonomic Process in Potential Child Abuse Cases, T.A.J. Crist, A. Washburn, H. Park, I. Hood, and M.A. HickeyAssociated MaterialsBiodegradation of Hair and Fibers, W.F. RoweForensic Botany, D. HallSCAVENGED REMAINS: OVERVIEW, W.D. HAGLUND AND M.H. SORGCarnivore Scavenged RemainsDogs and Coyotes: Postmortem Involvement with Human Remains, W.D. HaglundScattered Skeletal Remains: Search Strategy Considerations for Locating Missing Teeth, W.D. HaglundThe Utilization of Faunal Evidence in the Recovery of Human Remains, T.A. MuradRodent Scavenged RemainsRodents and Human Remains, W.D. HaglundScavenging by InsectsOn the Body: Insects' Life Stage Presence, Their Postmortem Artifacts, and Entomological Collecting Procedures, N.H. Haskell, V.J. Cervenka, and M.A. ClarkScavenging by Water OrganismsHuman Remains Recovered from a Shark's Stomach in South Carolina, T.A. Rathbun and B.C. RathbunBURIE

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