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Flesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology 0th Edition
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As a curious and somewhat eclectic reader, I was quite taken with the cover and title of this book so I bought it. What a compelling read!
For someone with no formal background in science, this book presented an interesting and thorough introduction to the topic of forensic anthropology without being too challenging. I found myself drawn back to the book time and again.
The first of four sections introduces the context for the book - the definition and development of forensic science. Then, the author moves to anthropology and its sub-disciplines. This provides the backdrop for understanding the context of forensic anthropology.
Section two covers the human body. Some of the pictures in the book are a little upsetting to look at, but after a while, they become a little less disturbing.
Section three deals with the mysteries to be uncovered through the examination of human remains. This part of the book is fascinating and provides some great examples of actual cases. Differences between male and female skeletons and ages are interesting, as is the whole discussion about what death is and what happens to the body afterward.
Section four focuses on the human rights aspect of this type of work. Unfortunately, there have been too many 'for instances' to illustrate when and why this work is so critical lately.
It provides a good base from which to follow discussions on criminal matters, read detective stories with a new eye and follow new developments in dating and understanding early historical mysteries such as the illness that supposedly threatened King Tut's family.
It is an academic book with many good references and hints for further reading as well as ideas on interesting collections to visit on your travels! All in all, a great book to add to your library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Being a major in Forenisc Science (Anthropology) This book gave all the information needed. I recommed.Published 17 months ago by Savannah Chum
This book is a really great introduction to anthropology and forensic anthropology. Highly reccommended.Published on March 16, 2007 by Kate
This book is a good place to start before reading other books about foresic anthropology. The photos help solidify an image for future readings.Published on January 6, 2007 by T. Nilsen
Myriam has compiled an excellent overview of forensic science, well-researched and documented.Published on August 6, 2003 by Jane Blake