Comparative Osteology

Author: Bradley J. Adams
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123884374
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Law

In the forensic context it is quite common for nonhuman bones to be confused with human remains and end up in the medical examiner or coroner system. It is also quite common for skeletal remains (both human and nonhuman) to be discovered in archaeological contexts. While the difference between human and nonhuman bones is often very striking, it can also be quite subtle. Fragmentation only compounds the problem. The ability to differentiate between human and nonhuman bones is dependent on the training of the analyst and the available reference and/or comparative material. Comparative Osteology is a photographic atlas of common North American animal bones designed for use as a laboratory and field guide by the forensic scientist or archaeologist. The intent of the guide is not to be inclusive of all animals, but rather to present some of the most common species which also have the highest likelihood of being potentially confused with human remains. * An affordably priced, compact laboratory/field manual, comparing human and nonhuman bones. * Contains almost 600 high-quality black and white images and diagrams, including inch and centimeter scales with each photograph. * Written by the foremost forensic scientists with decades of experience in the laboratory and as expert witnesses. * An additional Companion Web site hosts images from the volume the reader can magnify and zoom into to see specific landmarks and features on bones http://booksite.academicpress.com/9780123884374

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology

Author: Angi M. Christensen
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128123300
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Law

A Laboratory Manual for Forensic Anthropology approaches forensic anthropology as a modern and well-developed science, and includes consideration of forensic anthropology within the broader forensic science community, with extensive use of case studies and recent research, technology and challenges that are applied in field and lab contexts. This book covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses, emphasizing hands-on activities. Topics include human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, ancestry estimation, age estimation, stature estimation, skeletal variation, trauma analysis, and personal identification. Although some aspects are specific to the United States, the vast majority of the material is internationally-relevant and therefore suitable for forensic anthropology courses in other countries. Provides a comprehensive lab manual that is applicable to coursework in forensic anthropology and archaeology Covers all practical aspects of forensic anthropology, from field recoveries, to lab analyses Includes discussions of human osteology and odontology, examination methods, medicolegal significance, scene processing methods, forensic taphonomy, skeletal processing and sampling, sex estimation, and more Emphasizes best practices in the field, providing an approach that is in line with today's professional forensic anthropology

Forensic Taphonomy and Ecology of North American Scavengers

Author: Susan N. Sincerbox
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128132630
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Law

Forensic Taphonomy and Ecology of North American Scavengers compiles research on vertebrate scavenging behavior from numerous academic fields, including ecology and forensic anthropology. Scavenging behavior can displace remains from their depositional context, confound postmortem interval estimation, destroy osteological markers, and inflict damage that mimics or disguises perimortem trauma. Consequently, the actions of vertebrate scavengers can significantly impact the medicolegal investigation of human remains. It is therefore critical when interpreting a death scene and its associated evidence that scavenging be recognized and the possible effects of scavenging behavior considered. This book is an ideal reference for both students and medicolegal professionals, serving as a field manual for the identification of common scavenging species known to modify human remains in North America. In addition, this book presents a framework to guide investigators in optimizing their approach to scavenged cases, promoting more complete recovery of human remains and the accuracy of forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events. Examines scavenging behavior through an evolutionary and ecological lens, integrating research from diverse fields. Includes brief summaries of the taphonomic signatures and ecological contexts of common or well-studied North American scavenging taxa Proposes strategies to maximize the recovery of vertebrate-scavenged human remains and improve forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Soren Blau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315528915
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Genre: Social Science

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.

Trauma Biomechanik

Author: Kai-Uwe Schmitt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642542817
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Trauma-Biomechanik untersucht die Reaktion und Toleranz des menschlichen Körpers auf mechanische Belastungen, die zu Verletzungen führen können. Dabei ist das Verständnis der mechanischen Faktoren, die einen Einfluss auf die Funktionsfähigkeit und die Struktur des Gewebes haben, entscheidend, um Gegenmaßnahmen zur Minderung oder Verhinderung von Verletzungen zu entwickeln. Die Trauma-Biomechanik deckt ein weites Spektrum an Fragestellungen bezüglich Verletzungen ab; namentlich die Klassifikation von Verletzungen, die Verletzungs-Mechanismen und die bekannten Verletzungs-Kriterien. Dieses Buch stellt diese biomechanischen Grundlagen und deren Anwendungen dar. Es behandelt Verletzungen, die im Strassenverkehr und Sport erlitten werden, und geht zudem auf Verletzungen ein, die durch den Einfluss hoher Energien entstehen. Das Buch bietet eine kompakte Darstellung von der Anatomie bis zu ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Ansätzen zur Verletzungsprävention. Dabei wird der in diesem Fachgebiet zweckmässige interdisziplinäre Ansatz verdeutlicht.

Paper

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015032246061
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Canada


A Greenville burial ground

Author: Jerome S. Cybulski
Publisher: Canadian Museum Of Civilization
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016400470
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

Description and analysis of a midden excavation in the modern Nisga'a village in west-central British Columbia.

Die Enzyklop die der Tiere

Author: Harold G. Cogger
Publisher:
ISBN: 3898934101
Release Date: 2003
Genre:

Dieses großartige Nachschlagewerk vermittelt tiefe Kenntnisse über die Geheimnisse der Tierwelt. Wer weiß schon, dass eine Krake drei Herzen hat, die Seepferdmännchen die Schwangerschaft austragen oder das Eier legende Schnabeltier seine Jungen säugt? Alles Wichtige über Lebensräume, Anatomie, Ernährung und Fortpflanzung der vielfältigen Arten erfährt man in diesem wunderschön illustrierten Band.

Nutztierethologie

Author: Steffen Hoy
Publisher: UTB GmbH
ISBN: 382523312X
Release Date: 2009-09-16
Genre: Science

Das Buch beschreibt das Verhalten von Nutz- und Begleittieren und die daraus abgeleiteten Anforderungen an die Haltung. Zunächst erhält der Leser einen Überblick über die Grundlagen des Verhaltens und über die Methoden von Verhaltensuntersuchungen. Dann wird das Verhalten der Rinder, Schweine, Schafe, Ziegen, Pferde, Kaninchen, Legehennen, Masthühner, Puten, Enten und Gänse ausführlich dargelegt. Dabei stehen das Fortpflanzungs-, Sozial-, Futteraufnahme-, Ruhe-/ Aktiv- und Komfortverhalten im Mittelpunkt. Die Kapitel beinhalten auch die Verhaltensstörungen bei den genannten Tierarten. Ebenso werden die Zusammenhänge zwischen Tierschutz, Tierverhalten und Tierhaltung besprochen. Das Buch vermittelt Tierhaltern, Tierärzten, Beratern, Stallbauingenieuren, Studierenden und dem Fachpersonal, das unmittelbar mit der landwirtschaftlichen Tierhaltung befasst ist, essentielle Kenntnisse zum Verhalten der Nutztiere.

Prehistory In West Prescott Arizona

Author: Richard A. Anduze
Publisher: Swca Incorporated
ISBN: 1931901139
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

Excavations at seven sites in West Prescott, Arizona, provide new information on a poorly understood group. The results suggest a "pit house-figurine" population of the Prescott Culture who reinforced social identity through production of ceramic figurines in human and animal forms. Evidence indicates use of a range of local wild resources including large game, cultivation of maize and other domesticated plants, and trade in marine shell, Hohokam ceramics, and at least some of the Prescott Gray Ware pottery that is associated with this culture.