Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction
MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant, Natalie R. Shirley
CRC Press, Sep 19, 2012 - Law - 486 pages
The field of forensic anthropology has evolved dramatically in the past 40 years, as technological advances have led to new research initiatives and extended applications. This robust, dynamic, and international field has grown to include interdisciplinary research, continually improving methodology, and globalization of training. Reflecting the diverse nature of the science from the experts who have shaped it, Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction incorporates standard practices in addition to cutting-edge approaches in a user-friendly format, making it an ideal introductory-level text.
The book begins with a historical overview of forensic anthropology and then presents the background and methodology of each specialty area. Designed for readers without previous theory-based or practical physical anthropology course experience, each chapter gives a detailed history and explanation of a particular methodology. Presenting topics within their areas of accomplishment and expertise, the authors include up-to-date analytical techniques and provide examples of these applications in typical casework.
Through the book’s accessible style of presentation, readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, methods, theory, and future direction of forensic anthropology. Suitable for undergraduate or master’s level students, educators and professionals will also find the currency of information and the high-quality photos and illustrations useful in their practice.
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Again. Bones. That’s something I like. On top of examples of cases, there is plenty of information about bones themselves. A chunk of the book is focused on how to determine sex, ancestry and age of ... Read full review
I have always been interested in anthropology growing up and, watching the television series "Bones" inspired by the life of Dr. Kathy Reichs a personal hero to me, made me realize as an aspiring young forensic anthropologist in training that the authors and anthropologists are absolutely amazing and their talents are way too underrated. I've been reading a lot of different textbooks and forensic journals, to conduct my own research in this field of science. I hope that one day I will be able to write a book about such a intricate topic and to better understand it. This book has helped a lot with that.