- A timely state-of-the-art analyses of burned bone studies for bioarchaeologists and forensic anthropologists
- Covers the diagnostic patterning of color changes, the positioning of the body, and presence (or absence of soft tissues during the burning event
- Chapters on bones and teeth give step-by-step recommendations for hot to study and recognize burned hard tissues
- New chapters include improved analyses of thermally induced impacts on bone microstructure, development, and appearance; they also cover sites from a greater geographic range adding Alaska, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, and Southeast Asia
The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, Second Edition, provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators to biological anthropologists.
Advanced undergrad, graduate students and professionals in archeology, forensic anthropology, and cultural anthropology.