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

EditorLynne 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:347 pagesPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Scanning Electron Microscopy - Preparation and Imaging for SEMChris G Jones2. Plastic Embedding and Polishing of Bone for Reflected Light and Electron MicroscopyA.H.J. Wighton, C. G. Jones & L. S. Bell3. Preparation of Mineralised Tissue for Light MicroscopyGail Valentine and Kim Piper4. Bone PathologyKim Piper and Gail Valentine5. A Histological Method That Can Be Used to Estimate the Time Taken to Form the Crown of a Permanent ToothM. Christopher Dean6. The Determination of Age in Subadult from the Rib Cortical MicrostructureMargaret Streeter7. Rib Histomorphometry for Adult Age EstimationChristian Crowder, Jarred Heinrich, Sam D.  Stout8. Age Estimation using Tooth Cementum Annulation Ursula Wittwer-Backofen9. Dental Topographic Analysis of the Molar Teeth of PrimatesZachary S. Klukkert, John C. Dennis, Francis M'Kirera, and Peter S. Ungar10. Chemical Analyses of Fossil BoneWenxia Zheng and Mary Higby Schweitzer11. Identifying Post Mortem Microstructural Change to Skeletal and Dental Tissues using Backscattered Electron ImagingLynne S. Bell12. How to Approach Peri-Mortem Injury and Other ModificationPeter Andrews and Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo13. Light Microscopy of Microfractures in Burned BoneChristopher W. Schmidt and Rose Uhlig14. A Preliminary Assessment of Using a White Light Confocal Imaging Profiler for Cut Mark AnalysisChristopher W. Schmidt, Christopher R. Moore, Randall Leifheit15. Identification of Cooked Bone using TEM Imaging of Bone Collagen Hannah E.C. Koon