Forensic Anthropology Training Manual

Paperback | January 20, 2012

byKaren Ramey BurnsEditorKaren Ramey Burns

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Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains.

Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology.

The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers of the information and services available from a professional forensic anthropologist. The first section (Chapters 2-11) is a training guide to assist in the study of human skeletal anatomy. The second section (Chapters 12-17) focuses on the specific work of the forensic anthropologist, beginning with an introduction to the forensic sciences.

Learning Goals

  • Upon completing this book readers will be able to:
  • Have a strong foundation in human skeletal anatomy
  • Explain how this knowledge contributes to the physical description and personal identification of human remains
  • Understand the basics of excavating a grave, preparing a forensic report, and presenting expert witness
  • testimony in a court of law
  • Define forensic anthropology within the broader context of the forensic sciences
  • Describe the work of today¿s forensic anthropologists

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Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains. Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology. The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international...

Karen Ramey Burns is a practicing forensic anthropologist, teacher, writer, and human rights worker. She received her graduate education in forensic anthropology under the direction of the late Dr. William R. Maples at the University of Florida and developed experience in major crime laboratory procedures while working for the Georgia ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:January 20, 2012Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205022596

ISBN - 13:9780205022595

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Chapter 2. The Biology of Bone and Joints
Chapter 3. The Skull and Hyoid
Chapter 4. The Shoulder Girdle and Thorax: Clavicle, Scapula, Ribs, and Sternum
Chapter 5. The Vertebral Column
Chapter 6. The Arm: Humerus, Radius, and Ulna
Chapter 7. The Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges
Chapter 8. The Pelvic Girdle: Illium, Ishium, and Pubis
Chapter 9. The Leg: Femur, Tibia, Fibula, and Patella
Chapter 10. The Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges
Chapter 11. Odontology (Teeth) 
Chapter 12. Introduction to the Forensic Sciences
Chapter 13. Laboratory Analysis
Chapter 14. Race and Cranial Measurements
Chapter 15. Field Methods
Chapter 16. Professional Results
Chapter 17. Large-Scale Applications