- A comprehensive and updated reference for osteologists and the medico-legal community charged with analyzing burned human remains from forensic and archaeological contexts
- Describes, in detail, the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns
- Ideal title for those researching cremation, osteology, bioarchaeology, forensic anthropology, skeletal biology, and taphonomy
- Includes case studies in forensics and archaeological settings to aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies
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.