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Forensic Anthropology

Current Methods and Practice

Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice approaches forensic anthropology as a modern science, introducing the reader to a comprehensive and current perspective of the field. This is achieved by drawing on the varied experiences, backgrounds and practices of working forensic anthropologists, and through the use of numerous case studies to explain and highlight relevant principles. This text guides the reader through all aspects of human remains recovery and forensic anthropological analysis, presenting information at a level that is appropriate for those new to the field, as well as serving as a practical guide to beginning practitioners. Forensic Anthropology: Current Methods and Practice represents a comprehensive, practical and relevant guide to the modern practice of forensic anthropology.


Introductory and/or upper level courses in forensic anthropology. Also, reference for other courses involving human identification, skeletal biology or human osteology; practical guide for beginning practitioners.

Hardbound, 464 Pages

Published: January 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-418671-2


  • Author Bios
    1. Introduction
    2. Human Osteology and Odontology
    3. Skeletal Examination and Documentation Methods
    4. Medicolegal Significance
    5. Forensic Taphonomy
    6. Forensic Archaeology and Scene Processing Methods
    7. Processing and Preparing Remains
    8. Sex Estimation
    9. Ancestry Estimation
    10. Age Estimation
    11. Stature Estimation
    12. Individual Skeletal Variation
    13. Analysis of Skeletal Trauma
    14. Personal Identification
    15. Contemporary Issues in Forensic Anthropology


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