Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, 5 edition

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, 5 edition
  • eBook:
    Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, 5 edition
  • Author:
    Steven N. Byers
  • Edition:
    5 edition
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  • Data:
    September 26, 2016
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  • Pages:
    502 pages
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Book Description
This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology. It introduces students to all the major topics in the field, with material ranging from the attribution of ancestry and sex, to various forms of bone trauma, to identification through radiography.
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology uses the terminology and best practices recommended by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology (SWGANTH). The fifth edition has been fully updated in light of recent developments, incorporating new and improved methods as well as fresh data. The section on human osteology and odontology in particular has been expanded.
This accessible and engaging text offers an array of features to support teaching and learning, including:
  • boxed case studies
  • extensive figures and photographs
  • chapter summaries and student exercises
  • a glossary of terms
  • further resources via a companion website.


Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Basics of Human Osteology and Odontology
Chapter 3. Establishing Medicolegal Significance
Chapter 4. Recovery Scene Methods
Chapter 5. Estimating Postmortem Interval
Chapter 6. Initial Treatment and Examination
Chapter 7. Attribution of Ancestry
Chapter 8. Attribution of Sex
Chapter 9. Estimation of Age at Death
Chapter 10. Calculation of Stature
Chapter 11. Death, Trauma, and the Skeleton
Chapter 12. Projectile Trauma
Chapter 13. Blunt Trauma
Chapter 14. Sharp and Miscellaneous Trauma
Chapter 15. Antemortem Skeletal Conditions
Chapter 16. Postmortem Changes to Bone
Chapter 17. Additional Aspects of Individualization
Chapter 18. Obtaining an Identification
Chapter 19. Conclusion

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