Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives

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William D. Haglund, Marcella H. Sorg
CRC Press, Jul 30, 2001 - Law - 544 pages
The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought to the attention of scie

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Contents

Advancing Forensic Taphonomy Purpose Theory and Practice
3
Is Forensic Taphonomy Scientific?
31
The Biogeographic Context
43
An Autopsy of the Grave Recognizing Collecting and Preserving Forensic Geotaphonomic Evidence
45
Forensics Archaeology and Taphonomy The Symbiotic Relationship
71
Position of Skeletal Remains as a Key to Understanding Mortuary Behavior
99
Taphonomic and Forensic Aspects of Bog Bodies
119
The Effect of Cultivation on Buried Human Remains
133
Postburial Disturbance of Graves in BosniaHerzegovina
293
Cannibalism or Violent Death Alone? Human Remains at a Small Anasazi Site
309
Damnum Fatale The Taphonomic Fate of Human Remains in Mass Disasters
321
Approaches to the Study of Commingling in Human Skeletal Biology
331
Modification of Bones Soft Tissue and Associated Materials
353
Detecting the Postburial Fragmentation of Carpals Tarsals and Phalanges
355
Degradation of Clothing and Other Dress Materials Associated with Buried Bodies of Archaeological and Forensic Interest
379
Taphonomic Context of SharpForce Trauma in Suspected Cases of Human Mutilation and Dismemberment
403

Detection and Recovery of Abducted and Murdered Children Behavioral and Taphonomic Influences
151
Insects Associated with the Body Their Use and Analyses
173
Human Remains in Water Environments
201
Floating Remains on Pacific Northwest Waters
219
Mass Fatalities and Mass graves
243
Taphonomy of a Karstic Cave Execution Site at Hrgar BosniaHerzegovina
263
Mass Graves and the Collection of Forensic Evidence Genocide War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity
277
A Critical Look at Methods for Recovering Evaluating and Interpreting Cremated Human Remains
435
Recovery and Interpretation of the Fatal Fire Victim The Role of Forensic Anthropology
451
The Use of DNA in the Identification of Postmortem Remains
473
Disarticulation Pattern and Tooth Mark Artifacts Associated with Pig Scavenging of Human Remains A Case Study
487
Index
497
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