Forensic Taphonomy The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains

ISBN-10: 0849394341
ISBN-13: 9780849394348
Edition: 1996
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Book details

List price: $179.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/13/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 668
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Preface
Foreword
The Editors
Contributors
Acknowledgment
Introduction
Method and Theory of Forensic Taphonomic Research
Context Delicti: Archaeological Context in Forensic Work
The Role of Archaeology in the Recovery and Interpretation of Human Remains from an Outdoor Forensic Setting
Chain of Custody from the Field to the Courtroom
Taphonomic Applications in Forensic Anthropology
Chemical and Ultrastructural Aspects of Decomposition
Preservation and Recovery of DNA in Postmortem Specimens and Trace Samples
The Process of Decomposition: A Model from the Arizona-Sonoran Desert
Postmortem Changes in Soft Tissues
Recognition of Cemetery Remains in the Forensic Setting
Frozen Environments and Soft Tissue Preservation
Outdoor Decomposition Rates in Tennessee
Microscopic Structure of Bone
Microscopic Investigation of Excavated Skeletal Remains: A Contribution to Paleopathology and Forensic Medicine
A Critical Evaluation of Bone Weathering as an Indication of Bone Assemblage Formation
Eskimo Skeleton Taphonomy with Identification of Possible Polar Bear Victims
Human Variables in the Postmorterm Alteration of Human Bone: Examples from U.S. War Casualties
Fire Modification of Bone: A Review of the Literature
Human Bone Mineral Densities and Survival of Bone Elements: A Contemporary Sample
Cranial Bone Displacement as a Taphonomic Process in Potential Child Abuse Cases
Biodegradation of Hairs and Fibers
Forensic Botany
Dogs and Coyotes: Postmortem Involvement with Human Remains
Scattered Skeletal Human Remains: Search Strategy Considerations for Locating Missing Teeth
The Utilization of Faunal Evidence in the Recovery of Human Remains
Rodents and Human Remains
On the Body: Insects' Life Stage Presence, Their Postmortem Artifacts
Human Remains Recovered from a Shark's Stomach in South Carolina
Decomposition of Buried and Submerged Bodies
Decomposition Rates of Deliberate Burials: A Case Study of Preservation
Autopsied, Embalmed, and Preserved Human Remains: Distinguishing Features in Forensic and Historic Contexts
NecroSearch Revisited: Further Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Detection of Clandestine Graves
Preservation in Late 19th Century Iron Coffin Burials
Fluvial Transport of Human Crania
The Taphonomic Effects of Flood Waters on Bone
Movement of Bodies in Lake Ontario
Forensic Taphonomy in Marine Contexts
Human Aquatic Taphonomy in the Monterey Bay Area
Burials at Sea
Index

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