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Reading About Forensics
The Detection of Human Remains by
Call Number: GN69.8 .K55 2004
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
"This updated edition represents a book that has been used by forensic specialists for over a decade. It is intended to be used as a guide to the various methods for locating human remains. Most of the information is applicable to both archaeological and forensic situations. It will be useful to those who become actively involved in the hunt for human bodies, such as historic and prehistoric archaeologists and the law enforcement community, including coroner or medical examiner investigators and search and rescue teams."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Hard Evidence by
Call Number: GN69.8 .H37 2009
Publication Date: 2008-12-23
This reader is an essential supplement to a forensic anthropology text. It provides case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches and practical experiences in the field. The book provides both introductory and advanced students with a strong sense of the cases in which forensic anthropologists become involved, along with their professional and ethical responsibilities, the scientific rigor required, and the multidisciplinary nature of the science.
Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology by
Publication Date: 2009-02-15
Over the last 10 years interest in the disciplines of forensic anthropology and archaeology has exploded. In order to provide archaeologists and their students with a reliable understanding of these disciplines, this authoritative volume draws contributions from fifty experienced practitioners from around the world to offer a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. Over 40 chapters weave together historical development, current field methods in analyzing crime, natural disasters and human atrocities, an array of laboratory techniques, key case studies, legal, professional, and ethical issues, and promising future directions, all from a global perspective. This volume will be the benchmark for the understanding of anthropological and archaeological forensics for years to come.
Human Skeletal Remains by
Call Number: GN70 .U23 1999
Publication Date: 1999-12-01
Many anthropologists and even some archeologists have asked, "Why excavate skeletons? What information can we gain to merit the disturbance of human interments?" Human Skeletal Remains answers such questions. Douglas H. Ubelaker demonstrates the range of data and interpretations potentially obtainable from human skeletal remains and shows how this information can contribute to the solution of various anthropological problems. It also describes and evaluates basic techniques of skeletal excavation and analysis.
Essentials of Physical Anthropology: Discovering Our Origins by
Call No: GN50.4 .L367 2010
Essentials of Physical Anthropology is the ideal text for focusing students’ attention on what really matters and why. Author Clark Larsen has worked hard to develop a tight narrative, covering only the most pertinent, most up-to-date information that students should know.
Mobility and Migration In Indigenous Amazonia: Contemporary Ethnoecological Perspectives by
Call No: F2519.3.M48 M63 2009
This original and thought-provoking collection of case studies examines some of the ways in which migration, and the concomitant process of ecological and social change, have shaped and continued to shape human-environment relations in Amazonia.
Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights by
Call No: JC578 .A485 2009
This book tackles the question of how to make peace by taking a critical look at the primary political mechanism used to "repair" the many injuries suffered in war. With an explicit focus on reparations and human rights, it examines the broad array of abuses being perpetrated in the modern era, from genocide to loss of livelihood.
War or Common Cause?: A Critical Ethnography of Language Education Policy, Race, and Cultural Citizenship by
Call No: LC3731 .A746 2009
This book on bilingual education policy represents a multidimensional and longitudinal study of "policy processes" as they play out on the ground, and over time. Anderson also brings an ethnographer's eye to national and regional debates as they are conducted and represented in different forms of media, especially newspapers and magazines.
Alarming Reports: Communicating Conflict in the Daily News by
Call No: P96.S63 A76 2009
This book explores the path of news as it moves through the labyrinth of social identities and asserted interests that lie beyond the page or screen. The language and communication-oriented study of news promises a salient area of investigation, pointing to an expansion, if not a redefinition of basic anthropological ideas and practices of ethnography, participant observation, and future research.
Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health: Emerging Crises and Systemic Solutions by
Call No: RA793 .B34 2009
Baer and Singer inventory and critically analyze the diversity of significant health implications of global warming, presenting ecosyndemics as a new paradigm for understanding the relationship between environmental change and disease. They examine changes in subsistence and settlement patterns, land-use, and lifeways, and also issue a call to action.