Forensic Taphonomy

Forensic Taphonomy

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Links have recently been established between the study of death assemblages by archaeologists and paleontologists (taphonomy) and the application of physical anthropology concepts to the medicolegal investigation of death (forensic anthropology). Forensic Taphonomy explains these links in a broad-based, multidisciplinary volume. It applies taphonomic models in modern forensic contexts and uses forensic cases to extend taphonomic theories. Review articles, case reports, and chapters on methodology round out this book's unique approach to forensic science.Body fluids (volatile fatty acids) may have killed the vegetation immediately around the body. ... If the body was not covered, the skin between the skeleton and the sunlight will be intact to protect the maggots from the sun. ... Bleaching of the skeleton has occurred from the sunlight. 2. ... If the body has decayed in direct sunlight, often longitudinal cracks will be seen on the long bones, especially the femuranbsp;...

Title:Forensic Taphonomy
Author:Marcella H. Sorg, William D. Haglund
Publisher:CRC Press - 1996-12-13


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