Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 2nd Edition by Soren Blau, ISBN-13: 978-1629583853


Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology 2nd Edition by Soren Blau, ISBN-13: 978-1629583853

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  • Publisher: ‎ Routledge; 2nd edition (July 27, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 696 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1629583855
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1629583853

With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s historical development; current field methods for analyzing crime, natural disasters, and human atrocities; an array of laboratory techniques; key case studies involving legal, professional, and ethical issues; and ideas about the future of forensic work–all from a global perspective. This fully revised second edition expands the geographic representation of the first edition by including chapters from practitioners in South Africa and Colombia, and adds exciting new chapters on the International Commission on Missing Persons and on forensic work being done to identify victims of the Battle of Fromelles during World War I.

The Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology provides an updated perspective of the disciplines of forensic archaeology and anthropology.

Soren Blau is the Senior Forensic Anthropologist at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine. She is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic Medicine at Monash University, a Founding Fellow Faculty of Science at The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, and a recipient of a Churchill Fellowship. Blau undertakes forensic anthropology casework, including Disaster Victim Identification, and she has participated in the recovery and analysis of human remains from archaeological and forensic contexts in numerous countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guam, Indonesia, Israel, the Solomon Islands, East Timor, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and Uzbekistan. Blau has worked as a consultant for the International Criminal Court and non-government organizations, and she has conducted training courses for forensic practitioners and related stakeholders. Douglas Ubelaker is a curator and senior scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. Since 1978, he has served as a consultant in forensic anthropology, reporting on more than 900 cases and testifying in numerous legal proceedings. He is a lecturer with the departments of anatomy and anthropology at The George Washington University, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at Michigan State University. Ubelaker has published extensively in the general field of human skeletal biology with an emphasis on forensic applications and has served on the editorial boards of numerous leading scientific publications. Since 1987, he has been a Fellow in the Physical Anthropology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and he served as president of the Academy in 2011-2012. Ubelaker has received numerous honors from both American and international organizations.

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