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The Analysis of Burned Human Remains

1st Edition - January 29, 2008

Editors: Christopher W. Schmidt, Steven A. Symes

Language: English
Hardback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 3 7 2 5 1 0 - 3
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 5 9 2 8 - 5

This unique reference provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological… Read more

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This unique reference 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 looking at the recent or ancient dead.