Taphonomy of Human Remains

Forensic Analysis of the Dead and the Depositional Environment
Author: Eline M. J. Schotsmans,Nicholas Márquez-Grant,Shari L. Forbes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118953347
Category: Medical
Page: 544
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A truly interdisciplinary approach to this core subject within Forensic Science Combines essential theory with practical crime scene work Includes case studies Applicable to all time periods so has relevance for conventional archaeology, prehistory and anthropology Combines points of view from both established practitioners and young researchers to ensure relevance

Forensic Taphonomy and Ecology of North American Scavengers

Author: Susan N. Sincerbox,Elizabeth A. DiGangi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128132639
Category: Law
Page: 232
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Forensic Taphonomy and Ecology of North American Scavengers compiles research on vertebrate scavenging behavior from numerous academic fields, including ecology and forensic anthropology. Scavenging behavior can displace remains from their depositional context, confound postmortem interval estimation, destroy osteological markers, and inflict damage that mimics or disguises perimortem trauma. Consequently, the actions of vertebrate scavengers can significantly impact the medicolegal investigation of human remains. It is therefore critical when interpreting a death scene and its associated evidence that scavenging be recognized and the possible effects of scavenging behavior considered. This book is an ideal reference for both students and medicolegal professionals, serving as a field manual for the identification of common scavenging species known to modify human remains in North America. In addition, this book presents a framework to guide investigators in optimizing their approach to scavenged cases, promoting more complete recovery of human remains and the accuracy of forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events. Examines scavenging behavior through an evolutionary and ecological lens, integrating research from diverse fields. Includes brief summaries of the taphonomic signatures and ecological contexts of common or well-studied North American scavenging taxa Proposes strategies to maximize the recovery of vertebrate-scavenged human remains and improve forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events

Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis
Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn
Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783805339483
Category: History
Page: 304
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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Jebel Moya

Author: Rudolf Gerharz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783050021478
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
Page: 355
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

Author: Jason Payne-James
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780125479707
Category: Law
Page: 2000
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Increasingly, high profile criminal and civil legal actions around the world highlight the interactions between medicine and the law. Forensic and legal medicine describes the body of knowledge that encompasses this interaction. The terms generally embrace forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine. However, the nature of forensic and legal medicine is broad and may extend beyond medical and legal issues, into scientific and technical areas, and include specialist roles such as anthropology, toxicology, odontology and psychiatry. Separate from these issues is the much more widely recognized need to apply moral, ethical and human rights principles in the investigation of certain crimes, whether considering victims or perpetrators. Those involved in the practice of forensic and legal medicine and those in legal, judicial, police and other investigative organizations which require knowledge of aspects of forensic and legal medicine often need to identify appropriate and relevant information. The aim of this Encyclopedia is to provide a reliable starting point for validated information across these fields. The success of lawsuits and prosecutions is dependent on utilizing the best services available, and knowing when to use them appropriately. All aspects of medicine are now scrutinized, not only by medical, legal and scientific professionals - but also by the lay public. Such scrutiny drives and improves standards - and some of these standards have come about as a result of major cases in criminal and civil courts and other tribunals around the world. The drive for much of this scrutiny derives from the intense review that occurs as a result of events taking place throughout the world in criminal and civil courts. Thus, improved methodology of detecting and documenting evidence, ensuring chains of custody and scientifically testing evidence ensures that appropriate judicial outcomes are achieved. Teaching of forensic and legal medicine at an undergraduate level is - on a worldwide basis - underemphasized when compared with therapeutic specialities. Paradoxically, barely a day goes by without at least one medical news story being published of legal and forensic relevance and significance. The need for readily accessible knowledge has never been greater. The Encyclopedia of Forensic & Legal Medicine comprehensively covers forensic and legal medicine (including related specialities and scientific, technical and legal issues) and is available online and in three printed volumes, offering any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. The work is edited and written by experienced professionals with medical, legal or dual training - and who are internationally renowned for their experience or expertise within their areas of specialty. The Editorial Board reflects the multidisciplinary, multi-jurisdictional and global emphasis of forensic and legal medicine. The individual articles are written in a clear and concise manner and are supplemented by diagrams, tables and full-color images. Key further reading and extensive cross-referencing make this work an invaluable reference source for undergraduates and graduates looking for an introduction to key fields and experts reading outside their specialization. Online access to the Encyclopedia is available on ScienceDirect. The online version will offer all that the print version does plus smooth linking, eg, to cross-referenced articles, powerful search functions, and more. Visit www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works/index.shtml for contact and subscription information. Access options are available even if you're not an existing ScienceDirect customer. * Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine * Contains color figures, sample forms and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice * Also avaiable in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, & powerful search functions

Embodied Rituals and Ritualized Bodies

Author: Liv Nilsson Stutz
Publisher: Almqvist & Wiksell International
Category: Social Science
Page: 395
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This is a Ph.D. dissertation. This thesis explores the ritual dimensions of the mortuary practices in the Late Mesolithic cemeteries at Skateholm in Southern Sweden and Vedbaeck-Bogebakken in Eastern Denmark. With a combination of methods and theories tha

Altgermanische Religionsgeschichte

Author: Richard M. Meyer
Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag
ISBN: 3863476409
Category: Religion
Page: 668
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Relikte der altgermanischen Religionen reichen bis weit in unsere Zeit. Von Wochentagen wie dem Donnerstag (Thorsdag) über Vornamen wie Friedrich (Frieden) bis hin zu Ortsnamen wie Weimar (geweihtes Moor) stolpern wir tagtäglich über Begriffe und Namen germanischen Ursprungs – meist ohne etwas davon zu ahnen. Das vorliegende Werk entführt den Leser in die Welt von Yggdrasil, Odin oder Walhalla. Es verknüpft die mythische Erzählung geschickt mit der genealogischen und etymologischen Geschichte der altgermanischen Religion. Richard M. Meyer gelingt eine umfassende, trotz ihrer Detailtreue immer fesselnde Darstellung der nordischen Mythologie. Richard M. Meyer (1860–1914) war deutscher Literaturwissenschaftler sowie Mäzen von Nietzsche und Entdecker des Kreises um Stefan George. Außerdem war Meyer Professor für deutsche Literaturgeschichte an der HU Berlin und Stifter des Scherer-Preis.

Der Mann im Eis

Neue Funde und Ergebnisse
Author: Konrad Spindler,Elisabeth Rastbichler-Zissernig,Harald Wilfing,Dieter zur Nedden,Hans Nothdurfter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709165997
Category: Science
Page: 325
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Geschichte der Tiermedizin

5000 Jahre Tierheilkunde
Author: Angela von den Driesch,Joris Peters
Publisher: Schattauer Verlag
ISBN: 9783794521692
Category: Veterinary medicine
Page: 278
View: 392

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Die Evolution des Fliegens – Ein Fotoshooting

Author: Georg Glaeser,Hannes F. Paulus,Werner Nachtigall
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662498995
Category: Science
Page: 249
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Dieser Band nimmt sie mit auf eine spannende Reise in Bildern und Texten. Spektakuläre, großformatige Fotos auf Doppelseiten mit einem Erklärungstext machen die Leser neugierig auf das, was die Evolution im Bereich des Fliegens hervorgebracht hat: von der pflanzlichen Luftflotte (Pollenkörner, Flugsamen,...) über fliegende Schlangen und Fische, unter Wasser fliegende Pinguine bis zum Menschen, der sich in die Lüfte erhebt. Das Buch kann in beliebiger Reihenfolge, Doppelseite für Doppelseite, gelesen werden. Querverweise sorgen für bequemes Umspringen auf andere Doppelseiten. Die Textpassagen sind zumeist - abgesehen von der fundierten Einleitung - unabhängig von einander und besprechen besondere Highlights im evolutionären Prozess. Ergänzt wird die Doppelseite mit Literaturhinweisen und Verweisen auf instruktive Internet-Seiten.

Die Schläfer im Moor

Author: Peter Vilhelm Glob
Publisher: N.A
Category: Iron age
Page: 172
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Om Tollund- og Grauballemanden og andre moselig fra ældre jernalder


Schweizer Naturforscher und niederländischer Imperialismus in Südostasien um 1900
Author: Bernhard C. Schär
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593502879
Category: History
Page: 374
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»Tropenliebe« erzählt die Geschichte von Paul und Fritz Sarasin, zweier reicher Patriziersöhne und Naturforscher aus Basel. Die Großvettern reisten um 1900 durch die asiatischen Kolonien Großbritanniens und der Niederlande, um auf tropischen Inseln fernab ihrer beengten Heimat Raum für ihre Liebe zueinanderzufinden. Zugleich verfolgten sie große wissenschaftliche Projekte: Bei ihrer Rückkehr brachten sie Hunderttausende Pflanzen, Tiere und ethnografische Objekte mit nach Basel, wo sie das »Völkerkundemuseum« gründeten. In Indonesien halfen sie den Niederländern, Celebes (heute Sulawesi), eine der größten Inseln ihres Kolonialreichs, zu erobern. In Deutschland feierte man sie als Pioniere der »Rassenforschung«. Die Geschichte von Liebe und Gewalt in Südostasien wirft ein neues Licht auf die deutsche und niederländische Kolonialgeschichte sowie auf jene der Schweiz, die lange dachte, dass sie gar keine hätte.