Forensic Archaeology - John Hunter (Paperback)

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Presents an introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology. This book examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations.

Product Details

Barcode
9780415273121
Department
Books
Released
11 Oct 2005
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
John Hunter
Margaret Cox
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
246 x 175 x 13mm (428g)

Summary

This updated edition of a textbook universally hailed as an indispensable guide, is a complete introduction to the methods and means of forensic archaeology.

Incorporating new advances in the field, new case studies, and charting the growth and development of the subject, Forensic Archaeology examines the four main fields of recovery, search, skeletal analysis and analytical science, and how the concepts and methods of traditional archaeology can by utilized within criminal investigations.

The authors provide in-depth chapters that discuss:

  • search and location
  • the various constraints and issues posed by an increasingly complex legal environment
  • the archaeology of individual and mass graves
  • how the subject has evolved to include international investigations of human rights
  • links with forensic anthropology
  • forensic geophysical survey.

This is an invaluable resource that will provide students, researchers, academics and the general reader alike with a fascinating introduction to this complex and crucial subject.

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General Subject
History/World
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Archaeology
BISAC Subject 2
Social Science / Reference
BISAC Subject 3
Law / Forensic Science
BIC Classification 1
Archaeological science, methodology & techniques
BIC Classification 2
Forensic science
BIC Classification 3
War crimes
Library Subject 1
Forensic anthropology
Library Subject 2
Archaeology.
Library Subject 3
Forensic anthropology.
Dewey Classification
363.25951
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)