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Forensic archaeology : the application of comparative excavation methods and recording systems
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ISBN: 9781784914844 1784914843 Year: 2016

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Archaeological excavation has been widely used in the recovery of human remains and other evidence in the service of legal cases for many years. However, established approaches will in future be subject to closer scrutiny following the announcement by the Law Commission in 2011 that expert evidence will in future be subject to a new reliability-based admissibility test in criminal proceedings. This book evaluates current archaeological excavation methods and recording systems ? focusing on those used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australasia, and North America ? in relation to their use in providing forensic evidence, and their ability to satisfy the admissibility tests introduced by the Law Commission, and other internationally recognised bodies. 00In order to achieve this aim, two analyses were undertaken. First, attention was directed to understanding the origins, development, underpinning philosophies, and current use of archaeological excavation methods and recording systems in the regions selected for study. A total of 153 archaeological manuals/guidelines were examined from archaeological organisations operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.


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Handbook of forensic anthropology and archaeology.
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ISBN: 9781598740745 Year: 2009 Publisher: Walnut Creek Left coast

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Theoretical Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation of Commingled Human Remains
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ISBN: 3319225537 3319225545 Year: 2016 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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This volume centers on the application of social theory to commingled remains with special focus on the cultural processes that create the assemblages as a way to better understand issues of meaning, social structure and interaction, and lived experience in the past. The importance of the application of theoretical frameworks to bioarchaeology in general has been recognized, but commingled and fragmentary assemblages require an increased theoretical focus. Too often these assemblages are still relegated to appendices; they are analytical puzzles that need the interpretive power offered by social theory. Theoretical Approaches to Analysis and Interpretation of Commingled Human Remains provides case studies that illustrate how an appropriate theoretical model can be used with commingled and fragmentary remains to add to overall site and population level interpretations of past and present peoples. Specifically, the contributions show a blending and melding of different social theories, highlighting the broad interpretive power of social theory. Contributors are drawn from both the Old and New World. Temporally, time periods from the Neolithic to historic periods are present, further widening the audience for the volume.


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Killing sites : research and remembrance
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ISBN: 9783863312336 3863312333 Year: 2015 Publisher: Berlin International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

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"More than 2,000,000 Jews were killed by shooting during the Holocaust at several thousand mass killing sites across Europe. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) aims to raise awareness of this centrally important aspect of the Holocaust by bringing together organizations and individuals dealing with the subject. This publication is the first relatively comprehensive and up-to-date anthology on the topic that reflects both the research and the fieldwork on the killing sites"--Back cover.


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Human remains and violence : an interdisciplinary journal.
Year: 2015 Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press,


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Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation : Perspectives from Forensic Science
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ISBN: 3319618660 3319618652 Year: 2018 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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As scholars have by now long contended, global neoliberalism and the violence associated with state restructuring provide key frameworks for understanding flows of people across national boundaries and, eventually, into the treacherous terrains of the United States borderlands. The proposed volume builds on this tradition of situating migration and migrant death within broad, systems-level frameworks of analysis, but contends that there is another, perhaps somewhat less tidy, but no less important sociopolitical story to be told here. Through examination of how forensic scientists define, navigate, and enact their work at the frontiers of US policy and economics, this book joins a robust body of literature dedicated to bridging social theory with bioarchaeological applications to modern day problems. This volume is based on deeply and critically reflective analyses, submitted by individual scholars, wherein they navigate and position themselves as social actors embedded within and, perhaps partially constituted by, relations of power, cultural ideologies, and the social structures characterizing this moment in history. Each contribution addresses a different variation on themes of power relations, production of knowledge, and reflexivity in practice. In sum, however, the chapters of this book trace relationships between institutions, entities, and individuals comprising the landscapes of migrant death and repatriation and considers their articulation with sociopolitical dynamics of the neoliberal state.


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Multidisciplinary Approaches to Forensic Archaeology : Topics discussed during the European Meetings on Forensic Archaeology (EMFA)
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ISBN: 3319943979 3319943960 Year: 2018 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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This book will present the most advanced researches on forensic archaeology presented during the annual European meetings in the last 3 years. Thanks to the broad nature of the chapters presented, this book will show not only different approaches and different crime scenes around Europe, but also how every single European law enforcement has faced forensic investigations. This book shows forensic archaeology as practiced in this legal context, emerging and solidifying in many European countries, differing in some respects because of differences in legal systems but ultimately sharing common grounds. Differently from similar books, this will be not only a collection of researches and case studies in which forensic practitioners demonstrate the extent and complexity of the various aspects of forensic archaeology, but also it will show the necessity of co-operation as a condition for any work in forensic archaeology among scientists of different disciplines and law enforcers.


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Exhuming loss : memory, materiality, and mass graves of the Spanish Civil War
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ISBN: 1315428687 1315428695 1611320437 9781611320435 1611320410 9781611320411 1611320429 9781611320428 9781611320411 9781611320428 Year: 2011 Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press,

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This book examines the contested representations of those murdered during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930's in two small rural communities as they undergo the experience of exhumation, identification, and reburial from nearby mass graves. Based on interviews with relatives of the dead, community members and forensic archaeologists, it pays close attention to the role of excavated objects and images in breaking the pact of silence that surrounded the memory of these painful events for decades afterward. It also assesses the significance of archaeological and forensic practices in changing


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Uncovering identity in mortuary analysis : community-sensitive methods for identifying group affiliation in historical cemeteries
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ISBN: 1315416247 1315416255 1611321859 9781611321852 9781611321838 1611321832 9781611321845 1611321840 9781611326338 1611326338 Year: 2012 Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : Tuscon, Ariz. : Left Coast Press ; SRI Press,

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This volume presents a sophisticated set of archival, forensic, and excavation methods to identify both individuals and group affiliations-cultural, religious, and organizational-in a multi-ethnic historical cemetery. Based on an extensive excavation project of more than 1,000 nineteenth-century burials in downtown Tucson, Arizona, the team of historians, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and community researchers created an effective methodology for use at other historical-period sites. Comparisons made with other excavated cemeteries strengthens the power of this toolkit for

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