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Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology : WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology - Joshua Blau

Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology

By: Joshua Blau (Editor)

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Published: 15th March 2012
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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.

"...Forensic anthropologists play a pivotal role in disasters, and this volumepresents information on disaster science in general, the role of forensicanthropologists, and case studies of recent disasters.This is a fascinatingwork, important for students and experts alike in both archaeology andanthropology. Summing Up: Highly recommended."... --J. A. Gibson, CHOICE ... this volume is indeed comprehensive. The Editors should be congratulated on an excellent book, which should be on the bookshelf of any serious practitioner and library. The Editors state that the methodologies summarised in this volume are state of the art but hardly the last word.' However, this book should remain highly relevant for many years to come. Highly recommended!!"... - James Robertson, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences

Editor Essay: Fugue- The Interrelationship of Cultural Property Laws in Federal Lands Management
Interviews with John Henry Merryman and Joseph L. Sax
Two Ways of Looking at Cultural Property
Interviewed
Practice Area Sections
Federal Land Management
State and Local
Sherry Hutt with Anita Canovas
Tribes, Tribal Land, Indian Arts
Marine Environment
Museum
Art Market
International Cultural Property
Enforcement Actions
Articles
The philosophy of collecting and the international market
What every museum trustee should know now: Recent court decisions and the legal implications of trusteeship
The Lower Elwa Klallam Tribe v. State of Washington: A case study of
and regard for native american human remains
Cultural resource damage on public lands: what the statistics show
Into the mind of looters
Historical review of cultural property criminal cases
Resources
Law School Update: LCCHP Law School Survey Report
Review of Books, Articles and other Resources
Tribute: Recognizing Career Achievements in Resource Protection
Table of Cases
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781598740745
ISBN-10: 1598740741
Series: WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 534
Published: 15th March 2012
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 6.0
Weight (kg): 1.3