Forensic Anthropology Laboratory Manual

ISBN-10: 0205790135
ISBN-13: 9780205790135
Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Steven N. Byers
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Description: Designed to accompany Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: A Textbook, Fourth Edition by Byers (Allyn & Bacon, 2007) this laboratory manual provides students in academic laboratory courses hands-on experience with the major processes of forensic  More...

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List price: $46.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/28/2011
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 312
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Designed to accompany Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: A Textbook, Fourth Edition by Byers (Allyn & Bacon, 2007) this laboratory manual provides students in academic laboratory courses hands-on experience with the major processes of forensic anthropology.This unique, step-by-step workbook introduces students to all the procedures of the forensic anthropology protocol while providing even, balanced coverage of the core topics. Tear-out exercise worksheets reinforce the methodologies of forensic anthropology and enhance student comprehension. Each chapter contains detailed explanations of the terminology, osteological features, and measurements needed to understand each of the topics covered. Chapters may be covered in one session or multiple sessions and lists of basic and optional lab materials are provided in chapter openers, enabling instructors to tailor each lab to the resources available. (Helpful notes to instructors are provided at the end of each chapter.)

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
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 Trauma and Strangulation
Antemortem Skeletal Conditions
Postmortem Changes to Bone
Additional Aspects of Individualization
Identification Using Antemortem Records
Conclusion
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Introduction
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 1.1: Basic Instruments and Their Use
Exercise 1.2: Metric System and U.S. Measure
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Basics of Human Osteology and Odontology
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Basic Terms
Exercise 2.1: Bones and Features of the Skull
Exercise 2.2: Axial Skeleton and Thorax
Exercise 2.3: Appendicular Skeleton: Upper Limbs
Exercise 2.4: Appendicular Skeleton: Lower Limbs
Exercise 2.5: Human Odontology
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Establishing the Forensic Context
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 3.1: Distinguishing Bone versus Nonbone
Exercise 3.2: Distinguishing Human versus Nonhuman Remains
Exercise 3.3: Distinguishing Contemporary versus Noncontemporary Remains
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Recovery Scene Methods
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 4.1: Surface-Deposited Body (Outdoor)
Exercise 4.2: Interred Body (Outdoor)
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Estimating Time Since Death
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 5.1: Estimating Postmortem Interval Using Decomposition
Exercise 5.2: Estimating Postmortem Interval Using Animal Scavenging
Exercise 5.3: Estimating Postmortem Interval Using Deterioration of Clothing and Other Materials
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Initial Treatment and Examination
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 6.1: Reconstructing
Exercise 6.2: Sorting
Exercise 6.3: Reassembly
Exercise 6.4: Inventorying Remains
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Attribution of Ancestry
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 7.1: Attributing Ancestry Using Cranial Anthroposcopy
Exercise 7.2: Attributing Ancestry Using Cranial Metrics: Interorbital Indexes
Exercise 7.3: Attributing Ancestry Using Postcranial Anthroposcopy and Osteometry
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Attribution of Sex
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 8.1: Attributing Sex Using Pelvic Anthroposcopy
Exercise 8.2: Attributing Sex Using Pelvic Metrics: Ischium-Pubic Index
Exercise 8.3: Attributing Sex Using Cranial Anthroposcopy
Exercise 8.4: Attributing Sex Using Cranial Metrics: Discriminant Functions
Exercise 8.5: Attributing Sex Using Postcranial Metrics
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Estimation of Age at Death
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Subadults
Exercise 9.1: Estimating Age at Death (Subadults) Using Long Limb Bone Measurements
Exercise 9.2: Estimating Age at Death (Subadults) Using Union of Primary Ossification Centers
Exercise 9.3: Estimating Age at Death (Subadults) Using Tooth Formation and Eruption
Exercise 9.4: Estimating Age at Death (Subadults) Using Epiphyseal Union Adults
Exercise 9.5: Estimating Age at Death (Adults) Using Pubic Symphysis
Exercise 9.6: Estimating Age at Death (Adults) Using Auricular Surface
Exercise 9.7: Estimating Age at Death (Adults) Using Sternal Rib Ends
Exercise 9.8: Estimating Age at Death (Adults) Using Suture Closure
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Calculation of Stature
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 10.1: Calculating Stature Using Long Limb Bones
Exercise 10.2: Calculating Stature Using the Fully Method
Exercise 10.3: Calculating Stature Using Partial Long Limb Bones
Exercise 10.4: Adjustments to Stature Calculations
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Death, Trauma, and the Skeleton
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 11.1: Basics of Bone Trauma
Exercise 11.2: Forces Causing Trauma
Exercise 11.3: Types of Trauma
Exercise 11.4: Timing of Bone Injury
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Projectile Trauma
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 12.1: Analysis of Projectile Wounds
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Blunt Trauma
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 13.1: Analyzing Blunt Trauma to the Skull
Exercise 13.2: Analyzing Blunt Trauma to the Postcranial Bones
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Sharp Trauma and Strangulation
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 14.1: Analyzing Sharp Trauma
Exercise 14.2: Analyzing Strangulation
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Antemortem Skeletal Conditions
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 15.1: Analyzing Pathological Conditions
Exercise 15.2: Analyzing Skeletal Anomalies
Exercise 15.2: Analyzing Occupational Stress Markers
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Postmortem Changes to Bone
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 16.1: Analyzing Saw Marks
Exercise 16.2: Analyzing Other Postmortem Damage
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Additional Aspects of Individualization
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 17.1: Facial Reproduction
Exercise 17.2: Assessing Handedness
Exercise 17.3: Estimating Body Weight
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Identification Using Antemortem Records
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 18.1: Identification from Radiographs
Exercise 18.2: Identification from Frontal Sinus
Exercise 18.3: Identification from Dental Records
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
Conclusion
Learning Objectives
Expected Outcomes
Minimum Materials
Optional Materials
Exercise 19.1: Forensic Anthropology Report
Exercise 19.2: Expert Witness Testimony Evaluation
Note to Instructors
Exercise Worksheets
References

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