Advances in our ability to analyse information from skeletal remains and subsequent developments in the field of forensic anthropology make it possible to identify more victims of homicides, mass-fatality disasters, and genocide. Summarizing the vast collection of international literature that has developed over the past decade, Forensic Anthropology: 2000 to 2010 explores critical themes fundamental to this evolving topic. A superior supplemental text for any physical anthropology or archaeology class, this volume provides an ideal starting point for advanced exploration and more detailed analysis of select areas. Each chapter presents an overview of the theme under discussion, identifies present trends in research, and suggests areas in which future research could be developed. Topics discussed include: Age determination in juveniles and adults Sex, race, and ancestry determination Stature determination Dental and facial identification Skeletal trauma and bone pathology Taphonomy and comparative osteology Identification from soft tissues Heavily referenced, each chapter contains extensive bibliographies that facilitate further study. The scope of the book's coverage and the careful presentation of meticulous research make it an essential resource for those seeking deeper exploration of this growing field.
Sue Black (University of Dundee UK)
, Eilidh Ferguson (University of Dundee
CRC Press Inc
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07 February 2011
Age Determination in the Juvenile; K.Wood and Dr. C. A. CunninghamTrends in the Literature Skeletal Maturation Skeletal versus Dental Age AssessmentAge Determination in the Adult; S. Purves, L. Woodley, and Ms. L. HackmanAdult Age Determination Ossification The Skull Dentition Rib MorphologyPelvis Bone HistologySex Determination; C. Dawson, D. Ross, and Dr. X. MallettSexing the Juvenile Sexing the Adult The Use of Geometric Morphometrics in Sex Assessment Stature; K. Nicoll Baines, S. Edmond, and Dr. R. EismaThe Fully Method Body Proportions, Populations, and StatisticsLong-Bone Regression Methods Non-Long-Bone and Body Part Regression Methods Special Cases: Damaged or Juvenile Remains Image-Based Methods Race and Ancestry; E. Ferguson, N. Kerr, and Dr. C. RynnRace and the Human Genome Race: Is It a Problem of Semantics? Practicality Ancestry and Craniometry Postcranial Skeleton Dental Identification; S. Carr, A. Maxwell, and Dr. S. McClureIdentification Problems Associated with Antemortem Dental Records Identification Problems due to Esthetic Developments in Dentistry Matching Antemortem and Postmortem Records: Problems Makingthe Identification A Special Postmortem Identification Challenge: Features of BurnedDental Remains Mass Casualty Identification Problems: The 2004 Asian Tsunami Dental Labeling Systems Bite Mark Evidence: The DebateSkeletal Trauma; K. Davidson, C. Davies, and Dr. P. Randolph-QuinneyBlunt Force Trauma Sharp Force Trauma Ballistic Trauma Explosive and Burning Trauma Bone Pathology; N. Lockyer, I. Armstrong, and Prof. S. BlackDevelopmental, Growth-Related, Congenital, and Genetic Conditions Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Joint Disease, and Osteoporosis Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis Sinusitis, Mastoiditis, and Conditions Related to the Ear, Nose, and Throat Tuberculosis (and Leprosy) Brucellosis Treponemal Diseases Rickets Scurvy Vascular Conditions and Anemia Neoplasm Heterotopic Calcifications Taphonomy; J. Bristow, Z. Simms, and Dr. P. Randolph-QuinneyThe Theoretical and Epistemological Bases of Forensic TaphonomyThe Application of Forensic Taphonomy: Postmortem Interval Estimation Delving into the Detritusphere: The Cadaveric Human Island Comparative Osteology; R. Gilchrist, S. Vooght, and Prof. R. SoamesGross Morphology Fragmented Remains Other Methods of Identification: Cortical Bone Thickness Identification from Soft Tissues; N. Archibald, L. Cullen, and Dr. J. BikkerPersonal Identification Using the Hand Personal Identification Using the Lips Personal Identification Using the Ear Other Methods of Human Identification from the Soft Tissues Facial Identification of the Dead; W.-J. Lee, S. Mackenzie, and Dr. C. WilkinsonManual 3D Facial Reconstruction Computer Mediation and Virtual Reality Tools Automated 3D Facial ReconstructionComputer-Generated 3D Modeling Accuracy of Forensic Facial Reconstruction Assessment Methods for Accuracy EvaluationMeasurement of Facial Soft Tissue Thickness Prediction of Facial Features Craniofacial Superimposition Postmortem Depiction Index
Sue Black is a professor of anatomy and forensic anthropology and director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. She is a founder and director of the Centre for International Forensic Assistance (CIFA), founder and past president of the British Association for Human Identification, and advisor to the Home Office on issues pertaining to disaster victim identification (DVI). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2001 for her services to forensic anthropology in Kosovo, the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian services in anthropology, and a police commendation in 2008 for DVI training. Eilidh Ferguson was nominated to be coeditor for this text by her student peers. She graduated with a first-class honours bachelor of science degree in forensic anthropology from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. Eilidh served as class representative during her period of study at the university, and this is her first venture into publications.
Reviews for Forensic Anthropology: 2000 to 2010
Forensic Anthropology: 2000 to 2010 is an edited text produced by members of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. All major aspects of the subject are covered in the 12 chapters, each of which provide a brief summary and then, most valuably, continued with a list of references published during the last ten years on each topic. Each chapter was initially written by honours students in forensic anthropology and then revised and edited with the cooperation of a specialist member of staff. Thus this is an extremely useful edited reference text, written largely by students, for students, who need up-to-date information for their studies in Forensic Anthropology. -Louise Scheuer, Forensic Anthropologist and Honorary Chair, University of Dundee, and co-author of Developmental Juvenile Osteology ... a carefully conceived, clearly organized, and well-executed volume. ... the scope and diversity of references make Forensic Anthropology 2000 to 2010 a valuable resource for everyone in this field. ... Whether your goal is to conduct research, look up a technique to use in a forensic case, or brush up on the latest developments in a particular area of forensic anthropology, this edited volume provides a quick and easy means of finding current and relevant information about lab-based forensic anthropology. - Tracy L. Rogers, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology and Forensic Science Program, University of Toronto Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, in Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal