Handbook Of Forensic Anthropology And Archaeology

Author : Joshua Blau
ISBN : 9781315427751
Genre : Social Science
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Over the last 10 years interest in the disciplines of forensic anthropology and archaeology has exploded. In order to provide archaeologists and their students with a reliable understanding of these disciplines, this authoritative volume draws contributions from fifty experienced practitioners from around the world to offer a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. Over 40 chapters weave together historical development, current field methods in analyzing crime, natural disasters and human atrocities, an array of laboratory techniques, key case studies, legal, professional, and ethical issues, and promising future directions, all from a global perspective. This volume will be the benchmark for the understanding of anthropological and archaeological forensics for years to come.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Forensic Anthropology And Archaeology

Author : Soren Blau
ISBN : 1629583855
Genre : Forensic anthropology
File Size : 64.75 MB
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This thoroughly updated reference book, written by forensics experts from around the world, provides a solid, comprehensive foundation in forensic archeology and anthropology and adds new material on Africa, South America, the International Commission on Missing Persons, and the identification of victims of the First World War.
Category: Forensic anthropology

Handbook Of Landscape Archaeology

Author : Bruno David
ISBN : 9781315427713
Genre : Social Science
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Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.
Category: Social Science

The Routledge Handbook Of The Bioarchaeology Of Human Conflict

Author : Christopher Knüsel
ISBN : 9781134677979
Genre : Social Science
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If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically biased and incomplete, human remains offer clear and unequivocal evidence of physical aggression reaching as far back as we have burials to examine. Warfare is often described as ‘senseless’ and as having no place in society. Consequently, its place in social relations and societal change remains obscure. The studies in The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict present an overview of the nature and development of human conflict from prehistory to recent times as evidenced by the remains of past people themselves in order to explore the social contexts in which such injuries were inflicted. A broadly chronological approach is taken from prehistory through to recent conflicts, however this book is not simply a catalogue of injuries illustrating weapon development or a narrative detailing ‘progress’ in warfare but rather provides a framework in which to explore both continuity and change based on a range of important themes which hold continuing relevance throughout human development.
Category: Social Science

Forensic Recovery Of Human Remains

Author : Tosha L. Dupras
ISBN : 9781439850305
Genre : Law
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This reference, now in its second edition, is a comprehensive guide that focuses on the practical aspects of excavating and recovering human remains, as well as any associated evidence, from crime scenes. It highlights the protocols and techniques that are used to successfully survey, map, recover, document, collect, and transport evidence. New additions to the reference include discussion questions and suggested readings, updated mapping and measuring techniques, including a section on GIS and backpack differential GPS systems, expanded information on botany, DNA, and soil, and non-forensic burial contexts. Almost 200 illustrations are included to help clarify concepts.
Category: Law

Forensic Anthropology Training Manual

Author : Karen Ramey Burns
ISBN : 9781317348290
Genre : MEDICAL
File Size : 22.17 MB
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Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains. Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology. The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers of the information and services available from a professional forensic anthropologist. The first section (Chapters 2-11) is a training guide to assist in the study of human skeletal anatomy. The second section (Chapters 12-17) focuses on the specific work of the forensic anthropologist, beginning with an introduction to the forensic sciences. Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: Have a strong foundation in human skeletal anatomy Explain how this knowledge contributes to the physical description and personal identification of human remains Understand the basics of excavating a grave, preparing a forensic report, and presenting expert witness testimony in a court of law Define forensic anthropology within the broader context of the forensic sciences Describe the work of today’s forensic anthropologists
Category: MEDICAL

Biological Anthropology And Ethics

Author : Trudy R. Turner
ISBN : 0791462951
Genre : Nature
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The first comprehensive account of the ethical issues facing biological anthropologists today.
Category: Nature

Body Soul

Author : Loïc J. D. Wacquant
ISBN : 0195168356
Genre : Social Science
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A sociology professor looks at the sociological aspect of boxing based on the three years he spent with a gym on Chicago's south side.
Category: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook Of Contextual Political Analysis

Author : Robert E. Goodin
ISBN : 9780199548446
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 74.62 MB
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Oxford Handbooks of Political Science are the essential guide to the state of political science today. With engaging contributions from 51 major international scholars, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Political Analysis provides the key point of reference for anyone working in political science and beyond.
Category: Political Science

An Introduction To Criminological Theory

Author : Roger Hopkins Burke
ISBN : 9781135050481
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.87 MB
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This book provides a thorough and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including chapter summaries, critical thinking questions and a full glossary.
Category: Social Science