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Advances In Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, And Archaeological Perspectives William D. Haglund

Advances In Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, And Archaeological Perspectives

William D. Haglund

Published July 30th 2001
ISBN : 9780849311895
Hardcover
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The taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediateMoreThe taphonomic approach within paleontology, archaeology, and paleoanthropology continues to produce advances in understanding postmortem biochemical and morphological transformations. Conversely, advances in understanding the early and intermediate postmortem period generated in the forensic realm can and should be brought to the attention of scientists who study the historic and prehistoric past.Building on the success of Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives presents new and updated techniques. It expands the taphonomic focus on biogeographic context and microenvironments and integrates further the theoretical and methodological links with archaeology and paleontology.Topics covered include:Microenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environmentsTaphonomic interpretation of water deathsMass graves, mass fatalities and war crimes, archaeological and forensic approachesUpdates in geochemical and entomological analysisInterpretation of burned human remainsDiscrimination of trauma from postmortem changeTaphonomic applications at the scene and in the labThis comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. Liberally illustrated with photographs, maps, and other images, Advances in Forensic Taphonomy: Method, Theory, and Archaeological Perspectives is a valuable source of information for postmortem death investigation.