Making faces

using forensic and archaeological evidence
Author: John Prag,Richard Neave
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780714127156
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones

A Manual
Author: April M. Beisaw
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 162349026X
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts. Using the basic principles outlined here, the bones of any vertebrate animal, including humans, can be identified and their relevance to common research questions can be better understood. Because the interpretation of archaeological sites depends heavily on the analysis of surrounding materials—soils, artifacts, and floral and faunal remains—it is important that non-human remains be correctly distinguished from human bones, that distinctions between domesticated and wild or feral animals be made correctly, and that evidence of the reasons for faunal remains in the site be recognized. But the ability to identify and analyze animal bones is a skill that is not easy to learn from a traditional textbook. In Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones, veteran archaeologist and educator April Beisaw guides readers through the stages of identification and analysis with sample images and data, also illustrating how specialists make analytical decisions that allow for the identification of the smallest fragments of bone. Extensive additional illustrative material, from the author’s own collected assemblages and from those in the Archaeological Analytical Research Facility at Binghamton University in New York, are also available in the book’s online supplement. There, readers can view and interact with images to further understanding of the principles explained in the text.

The Toyah Phase of Central Texas

Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes
Author: Nancy Adele Kenmotsu,Douglas K. Boyd
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603446907
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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In the fourteenth century, a culture arose in and around the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas that represents the last prehistoric peoples before the cultural upheaval introduced by European explorers. This culture has been labeled the Toyah phase, characterized by a distinctive tool kit and a bone-tempered pottery tradition. ?Spanish documents, some translated decades ago, offer glimpses of these mobile people. Archaeological excavations, some quite recent, offer other views of this culture, whose homeland covered much of Central and South Texas. For the first time in a single volume, this book brings together a number of perspectives and interpretations of these hunter-gatherers and how they interacted with each other, the pueblos in southeastern New Mexico, the mobile groups in northern Mexico, and newcomers from the northern plains such as the Apache and Comanche.? Assembling eight studies and interpretive essays to look at social boundaries from the perspective of migration, hunter-farmer interactions, subsistence, and other issues significant to anthropologists and archaeologists, The Toyah Phase of Central Texas: Late Prehistoric Economic and Social Processes demonstrates that these prehistoric societies were never isolated from the world around them. Rather, these societies were keenly aware of changes happening on the plains to their north, among the Caddoan groups east of them, in the Puebloan groups in what is now New Mexico, and among their neighbors to the south in Mexico.

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology


Author: Steven N. Byers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317281802
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the methods and issues in the current practice of forensic anthropology. It introduces students to all the major topics in the field, with material ranging from the attribution of ancestry and sex, to various forms of bone trauma, to identification through radiography. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology uses the terminology and best practices recommended by the Scientific Working Group for Forensic Anthropology (SWGANTH). The fifth edition has been fully updated in light of recent developments, incorporating new and improved methods as well as fresh data. The section on human osteology and odontology in particular has been expanded. This accessible and engaging text offers an array of features to support teaching and learning, including: boxed case studies extensive figures and photographs chapter summaries and student exercises a glossary of terms further resources via a companion website.

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780073137476
Category: Social Science
Page: 864
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Anthropology Career Resources Handbook


Author: Margaret Anderson Gwynne
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205380756
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Contains a comprehensive listing of available resources for 20 different career fields, including suggested readings, journals, organizations with contact information, academic programs at Masters and Ph.D. levels, videos with ordering information, and additional web sites.

Teasing Secrets from the Dead

My Investigations at America's Most Infamous Crime Scenes
Author: Emily Craig, Ph.D.
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9781400082650
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Teasing Secrets from the Dead is a front-lines story of crime scene investigation at some of the most infamous sites in recent history. In this absorbing, surprising, and undeniably compelling book, forensics expert Emily Craig tells her own story of a life spent teasing secrets from the dead. Emily Craig has been a witness to history, helping to seek justice for thousands of murder victims, both famous and unknown. It’s a personal story that you won’t soon forget. Emily first became intrigued by forensics work when, as a respected medical illustrator, she was called in by the local police to create a model of a murder victim’s face. Her fascination with that case led to a dramatic midlife career change: She would go back to school to become a forensic anthropologist—and one of the most respected and best-known “bone hunters” in the nation. As a student working with the FBI in Waco, Emily helped uncover definitive proof that many of the Branch Davidians had been shot to death before the fire, including their leader, David Koresh, whose bullet-pierced skull she reconstructed with her own hands. Upon graduation, Emily landed a prestigious full-time job as forensic anthropologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a state with an alarmingly high murder rate and thousands of square miles of rural backcountry, where bodies are dumped and discovered on a regular basis. But even with her work there, Emily has been regularly called to investigations across the country, including the site of the terrorist attack on the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, where a mysterious body part—a dismembered leg—was found at the scene and did not match any of the known victims. Through careful scientific analysis, Emily was able to help identify the leg’s owner, a pivotal piece of evidence that helped convict Timothy McVeigh. In September 2001, Emily received a phone call summoning her to New York City, where she directed the night-shift triage at the World Trade Center’s body identification site, collaborating with forensics experts from all over the country to collect and identify the remains of September 11 victims. From the biggest news stories of our time to stranger-than-true local mysteries, these are unforgettable stories from the case files of Emily Craig’s remarkable career. From the Hardcover edition.

Forensic Art and Illustration


Author: Karen T. Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420036954
Category: Law
Page: 608
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As the number of stranger-on-stranger crimes increases, solving these crimes becomes more challenging. Forensic illustration has become increasingly important as a tool in identifying both perpetrators and victims. Now a leading forensic artist, who has taught this subject at law enforcement academies, schools, and universities internationally, offers readers the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience. Forensic Art and Illustration is the first book to provide complete coverage of all aspects of the field, and includes much previously unavailable information. Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms. More than 700 illustrations and photographs depict art methods used in identifying and locating crime victims and criminal offenders. Numerous successful examples, taken from actual solved cases, demonstrate applications of the methods and techniques presented. Ideal for both forensic artists who want to improve their skills and those who work with them in law enforcement, Forensic Art and Illustration is a practical guide as well as a complete look at the state of the art of forensic illustration today.

From a Watery Grave

The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle
Author: James E. Bruseth,Toni S. Turner
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585443475
Category: History
Page: 159
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An account of the discovery and excavation of the French ship La Belle, shipwrecked in 1686 in Matagorda Bay, Texas.

Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology


Author: Linda L. Klepinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470007710
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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An essential foundation for the practice of forensic anthropology This text is the first of its level written in more than twenty years. It serves as a summary and guide to the core material that needs to be mastered and evaluated for the practice of forensic anthropology. The text is divided into three parts that collectively provide a solid base in theory and methodology: Part One, "Background Setting for Forensic Anthropology," introduces the field and discusses the role of forensic anthropology in historic context. Part Two, "Towards Personal Identification," discusses initial assessments of skeletal remains; determining sex, age, ancestral background, and stature; and skeletal markers of activity and life history. Part Three, "Principal Anthropological Roles in Medical-Legal Investigation," examines trauma; the postmortem period; professionalism, ethics, and the expert witness; and genetics and DNA. The critical and evaluative approach to the primary literature stresses the inherent biological constraints on degrees of precision and certainty, and cautions about potential pitfalls. The practical focus, coupled with theoretical basics, make Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in biological anthropology as well as forensic scientists in allied fields of medical-legal investigation.

American Anthropologist

Organ of the American Anthropological Association and Affiliated Societies. Decennial index : 1949/1958
Author: Sally K. Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 107
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A Bookmark

Texas A & M University Press
Author: Henry C. Dethloff
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 161
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Given in memory of Bob Akers by Phyllis Dozier.

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology


Author: Joshua Blau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315427761
Category: Social Science
Page: 534
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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.

Applied Anthropology

A Career-oriented Approach
Author: Margaret Anderson Gwynne
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
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This up-to-date, engaging, accessible applied anthropology textbook presents a thorough yet balanced introduction to the field while specifically addressing a concern of immediate and practical importance to college students-choosing a career field. Applied Anthropology: A Career-Oriented Approach effectively shows how anthropological ideas and techniques can be used in the real world. One reviewer describes this new text as "an unusually broad and very welcome breadth of perspective on applied anthropology...it will become the text of choice for both undergraduate and graduate courses in applied anthropology throughout the country. Gwynne covers all important topics thoroughly, clearly, and with illustrative details that bring core concepts alive for the reader."

Faces from the Past

Forgotten People of North America
Author: James M. Deem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
ISBN: 9780547370248
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 154
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Traces the efforts of a scientific team to learn about the life and culture of a person whose skeletal remains are traced to prehistoric times, profiling the valuable technical achievements of artists who use special skills to reconstruct faces from archaeological remains. 10,000 first printing.