Forensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and Protocols by Lynne S. BellForensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and Protocols by Lynne S. Bell

Forensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and Protocols

byLynne S. Bell

Hardcover | August 21, 2012

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Forensic anthropology deals with human remains usually in the skeletonized form. The application of microscopy to skeletal tissues is well established and used routinely in biomedical science. Its adaptation to forensic questions is an increasing area of interest, and publications utilizing microscopy have increased in the scientific literature. In Forensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the forensic, archeological and paleontological disciplines, and detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to study skeletal material. These methods include differing forms of light, confocal, scanning electron and transmission electron microscopy. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyT series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and practical, Forensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and Protocols bring together differing forms of microscopy that are used in association with forensic anthropology, or have relevance to questions concerning forensic anthropology.

Title:Forensic Microscopy for Skeletal Tissues: Methods and ProtocolsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:269 pagesPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Scanning Electron Microscopy - Preparation and Imaging for SEM

Chris G Jones

2. Plastic Embedding and Polishing of Bone for Reflected Light and Electron Microscopy

A.H.J. Wighton, C. G. Jones & L. S. Bell

3. Preparation of Mineralised Tissue for Light Microscopy

Gail Valentine and Kim Piper

4. Bone Pathology

Kim Piper and Gail Valentine

5. A Histological Method That Can Be Used to Estimate the Time Taken to Form the Crown of a Permanent Tooth

M. Christopher Dean

6. The Determination of Age in Subadult from the Rib Cortical Microstructure

Margaret Streeter

7. Rib Histomorphometry for Adult Age Estimation

Christian Crowder, Jarred Heinrich, Sam D.  Stout

8. Age Estimation using Tooth Cementum Annulation

Ursula Wittwer-Backofen

9. Dental Topographic Analysis of the Molar Teeth of Primates

Zachary S. Klukkert, John C. Dennis, Francis M'Kirera, and Peter S. Ungar

10. Chemical Analyses of Fossil Bone

Wenxia Zheng and Mary Higby Schweitzer

11. Identifying Post Mortem Microstructural Change to Skeletal and Dental Tissues using Backscattered Electron Imaging

Lynne S. Bell

12. How to Approach Peri-Mortem Injury and Other Modification

Peter Andrews and Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo

13. Light Microscopy of Microfractures in Burned Bone

Christopher W. Schmidt and Rose Uhlig

14. A Preliminary Assessment of Using a White Light Confocal Imaging Profiler for Cut Mark Analysis

Christopher W. Schmidt, Christopher R. Moore, Randall Leifheit

15. Identification of Cooked Bone using TEM Imaging of Bone Collagen

Hannah E.C. Koon