Brief History of Forensic Anthropology; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant and Natalie R. Shirley Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command/Central Identification Laboratory (JPAC/CIL) History; Thomas D. Holland and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant Forensic Anthropology Today; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant and Natalie R. Shirley Human Osteology; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant, and Natalie R. Shirley Human Odontology and the Dentition in Forensic Anthropology; Debra Prince Zinni and Kate M. Crowley Crime Scene Methodology; Denise To Processing and Inventory of Remains; Lee Meadows Jantz Determining the Sex of Unknown Human Skeletal Remains; Gregory E. Berg Age Estimation Methods; Natalie R. Shirley, Alice E. Fazlollah, and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant Age Estimation in Modern Forensic Anthropology; Bridget F.B. Algee-Hewitt Why Do Forensic Anthropologists Estimate Ancestry; and Why Is It So Controversial? M. Katherine Spradley and Katherine Weisensee Stature Estimation; Natalie R. Shirley Introduction to Fordisc 3; Richard L. Jantz and Stephen D. Ousley Low-Velocity Trauma; Hugh E. Berryman, Natalie R. Shirley, and Alicja K. Lanfear Basic Gunshot Trauma Interpretation in Forensic Anthropology; Hugh E. Berryman, Natalie R. Shirley, and Alicja K. Lanfear Taphonomy of Fire; Joanne Bennett Devlin and Nicholas P. Herrmann Taphonomic Processes: Animal Scavenging; James T. Pokines and MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant Time since Death Estimation and Bone Weathering: The Postmortem Interval; Rebecca J. Wilson-Taylor Taphonomic Processes: Analysis of Fragmentary Remains; MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant Methods of Personal Identification; Angi M. Christensen and Bruce E. Anderson Forensic Anthropology: A Human Rights Approach; Erin H. Kimmerle Forensic Anthropology in Mass Disasters; Paul S. Sledzik Index
Written by experts in their respective fields, this introductory textbook provides a detailed history of forensic anthropology. Comprehensive, user-friendly, and with more than 300 color photographs, the book presents an explanation of the methodology, includes up-to-date analytical techniques, and offers examples of these applications in typical case work. Topics covered include new developments in the field, trauma analysis, identification of biological profiles, and taphonomic processes. The appendix features references and recommended readings.