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Forensic Anthropology Training Manual, The, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Karen Ramey Burns

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Apr 18, 2012

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For laboratory courses in human osteology (human skeletal anatomy) and forensic anthropology at the junior/senior level.


This manual is designed to serve three purposes: to be used as a general introduction to the field of forensic anthropology; as a framework for training; and as a practical reference tool. The text will make students aware of the challenges and responsibilities of the forensic scientist, the multidisciplinary nature of the work, and the international potential for the forensic sciences.

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Chapter 2. The Biology of Bone and Joints

Chapter 3. The Skull and Hyoid

Chapter 4. The Shoulder Girdle and Thorax: Clavicle, Scapula, Ribs, and Sternum 

Chapter 5. The Vertebral Column

Chapter 6. The Arm: Humerus, Radius, and Ulna

Chapter 7. The Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges 

Chapter 8. The Pelvic Girdle: Illium, Ishium, and Pubis

Chapter 9. The Leg: Femur, Tibia, Fibula, and Patella

Chapter 10. The Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges

Chapter 11. Odontology (Teeth)  

Chapter 12. Introduction to the Forensic Sciences

Chapter 13. Laboratory Analysis

Chapter 14. Race and Cranial Measurements

Chapter 15. Field Methods

Chapter 16. Professional Results

Chapter 17. Large-Scale Applications


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$37.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-02258-8