INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY A TEXTBOOK
Comprehensive and engaging, Byers will leave students rejoicing in the thoughtful pedagogy that leads them step-by-step through the most current and detailed forensic anthropology text to date!
This one-of-a-kind text offers comprehensive coverage of all of the major topics in the field of forensics with accuracy, intensity, and clarity. Following the protocol developed for the field by Clyde Snow in his 1982 article in the Annual Review of Anthropology, this cutting-edge text includes coverage of all areas in the field. Extensive illustrations and photos ensure that the text is accessible for students. As one reviewer says, “There is no other source available that is so comprehensive in its coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology.” Another raves, “The first edition has been a big hit with my students, and I have been very pleased with the ease with which this text has corresponded to my class lecture structure . . . I am anxiously awaiting the second edition!”
Preface / Foreword / Introduction / Basics of Human Osteology and Odontology
Establishing the Forensic Context / Recovery Scene Methods / Estimating Time Since Death / Initial Treatment and Examination / Attribution of Ancestry / Attribution of Sex / Estimation of Age at Death / Calculation of Stature / Death, Trauma, and the Skeleton Projectile Trauma / Blunt Trauma / Sharp and Miscellaneous Trauma Antemortem Skeletal Conditions / Postmortem Changes to Bone Additional Aspect of Individualization / Identification Using Antemortem Records Conclusion / References / Note on Photography / Index