A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology #10) (Paperback)

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By Dennis Dirkmaat (Editor)
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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.
  • 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.

About the Author

Dennis C. Dirkmaat is the Chair of the undergraduate program in Applied Forensic Sciences and the Masters of Science in Anthropology at Mercyhurst University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781118959794
ISBN-10: 1118959795
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: April 20th, 2015
Pages: 752
Language: English
Series: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology