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The Forensic Anthropology Training Manual, 2/e is designed to serve three purposes: to be used as a general introduction to the field of forensic anthropology; as a framework for training; and as a practical reference tool. This book will make readers aware of the challenges and responsibilities of the forensic scientist, the multidisciplinary nature of the work, and the international potential for the forensic sciences. The manual examines physical evidence, death investigation specialists, forensic anthropology, human Osteology, human Odontology, laboratory analysis, field methods, professional results, and human rights applications. For those seeking basic knowledge necessary to collect and process skeletonized human remains.
The Basic Problem—The “Disappeared.” Physical Evidence. Death Investigation Specialists. Forensic Anthropology.
2. Human Osteology.
Introduction. Skull. Shoulder. Chest. Backbone. Arm. Hand. Hip. Leg. Foot.
3. Human Odontology.
Introduction. Tooth Recognition. Dental Aging. Dentistry Terms. Oral Disease.
4. Laboratory Analysis.
Introduction. Preparation. Skeletal Analysis. Review of Analysis. Basics of Human Identification.
5. Field Methods.
Introduction. Preparation. Burial Location and Scene Investigation. The Excavation and Exhumation. Evidence Management. Quality Check. Questionnaire for Families of the Missing.
6. Professional Results.
Record Keeping. Report Writing. Basic Ethics; Courtroom Testimony.
7. Human Rights Applications.
The Role of the Scientist. Participants in International Mission. Planning Scientific Missions. Types of Missions. Results of Human Rights Missions. The Future.
Appendix A: Skeletal Biology, Forensic Anthropology and Criminalists.
Appendix B: Human Rights Applications.