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.

chapter 1|6 pages

Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology: Introduction to a Broader View

BySoren Blau, Douglas H. Ubelaker

part |2 pages

Part One. History of the Disciplines

chapter 3|7 pages

Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology: Perspectives from Italy

ByCristina Cattaneo

chapter 4|7 pages

Forensic Anthropology: Perspectives from France

ByEric Baccino

chapter 5|11 pages

A History of Forensic Anthropology in Spain

ByJosé L. Prieto

chapter 8|17 pages

Forensic Anthropology: Canadian Content and Contributions

ByMark Skinner, Kristina Bowie

chapter 10|12 pages

Historical Perspectives on Forensic Anthropology in Indonesia

ByEtty Indriati

part |2 pages

Part Two. Forensic Archaeology

chapter 11|12 pages

The Search for and Detection of Human Remains

ByThomas D. Holland, Samuel V. Connell

chapter 12|10 pages

Excavation and Recovery in Forensic Archaeological Investigations

ByPaul N. Cheetham, Ian Hanson

part |2 pages

Part Three. Forensic Anthropology

chapter 13|11 pages

Differentiating Human from Nonhuman Skeletal Remains

ByDawn M. Mulhern

chapter 14|10 pages

Dating of Anthropological Skeletal Remains of Forensic Interest

ByShari Forbes, Kimberly Nugent

chapter 15|13 pages

Analysis of Commingled Human Remains

ByJohn Byrd, Bradley J. Adams

chapter 16|14 pages

The Assessment of Ancestry and the Concept of Race

ByNorman J. Sauer, Jane C. Wankmiller

chapter 17|7 pages

Anthropological Estimation of Sex

ByValeria Silva Braz

chapter 18|14 pages

Skeletal Age Estimation

ByTracy L. Rogers

chapter 19|14 pages

Histological Age Estimation

ByChristian M. Crowder

chapter 20|10 pages

Stature Estimation

ByP. Willey

chapter 21|17 pages

Antemortem Trauma

ByEugénia Cunha, João Pinheiro

chapter 22|21 pages

Perimortem Trauma

ByLouise Loe

chapter 23|11 pages

Forensic Taphonomy

ByStephen P. Nawrocki

chapter 24|9 pages

Burned Human Remains

ByTim Thompson

chapter 26|13 pages

Biomolecular Applications

ByLori Baker

chapter 27|14 pages

Forensic Odontology

ByJohn Gerald Clement

part |2 pages

Part Four. The Crime and Disaster Scene: Case Studies in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

chapter 28|12 pages

Domestic Homicide Investigations: An Example from the United States

ByDawnie Wolfe Steadman, William Basler, Michael J. Hochrein, Dennis F. Klein, Julia C. Goodin

chapter 29|11 pages

Domestic Homicide Investigations in the United Kingdom

ByJohn Hunter

chapter 30|14 pages

Forensic Anthropology in Disaster Response

ByPaul S. Sledzik

chapter 32|10 pages

Disaster Anthropology: The 2004 Asian Tsunami

BySue Black

chapter 35|15 pages

Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology in Guatemala

ByAmbika Flavel, Caroline Barker

chapter 36|14 pages

Grave Challenges in Iraq

ByDerek Congram, Jon Sterenberg

part |2 pages

Part Five. The Professional Forensic Anthropologist

chapter 39|11 pages

Contribution of Quantitative Methods in Forensic Anthropology: A New Era

ByAnn H. Ross, Erin H. Kimmerle

chapter 40|5 pages

The Expert Witness and the Court of Law

ByMaciej Henneberg

chapter 41|14 pages

Legal Aspects of Identifi cation

ByDavid Ranson

chapter 42|6 pages

Conclusion: Global Perspectives on Issues in Forensic Anthropology

ByDouglas H. Ubelaker, Soren Blau