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A mere technical exercise? Challenges and technological solutions to the identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context

Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

The chapter will examine how forensic scientists, including anthropologists, have been exploring the potential of new methods and processes in the resolution of mass grave contexts. The introduction ... More


The past is another country: is evidence for prehistoric, historical, and present-day extinction really comparable?

Samuel T. Turvey and Joanne H. Cooper

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Our understanding of Late Quaternary ecosystems and the timing and causation of prehistoric extinctions is based almost entirely on studies of the recent fossil record. However, palaeontological and ... More


Households beyond the House: On the Archaeology and Materiality of Historical Households

Mary C. Beaudry

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In chapter 1, Beaudry explores how household archaeology has grown into a vibrant area of archaeological research and provides an overview of the history of household archaeology, its major themes, ... More


Dying in the Colonies: Death, Burial, and Mortuary Patterning in Campeche's Main Plaza

Vera Tiesler and Pilar Zabala

in Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche: History and Archaeology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034928
eISBN:
9780813039626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034928.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter contributes a new perspective on colonial society and its different social and ethnic sectors through the lens of the funerary behavior observed in the churchyard of Campeche's main ... More


The Dinosauria

David Weishampel (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This revised edition of this book continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize this field. A thorough scientific view of ... More


Introduction

David B. Weishampel, Peter Dodson, and Halszka Osmólska

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Research programs across the globe are broadening our understanding of dinosaur diversity and the range of the intellectual perspectives brought to dinosaur studies. This book is devoted to issues of ... More


Dinosaur Taphonomy

Anthony R. Fiorillo and David A. Eberth

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Taphonomy is the study of all biotic and abiotic factors that influence the preservation of organismal remains after death. This chapter discusses dinosaur taphonomy, including its importance, ... More


The Cemetery: Death and Human Diversity

Roberto Valcárcel Rojas

in Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061566
eISBN:
9780813051499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061566.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 6 discusses the new studies of human remains located in the site cemetery. The osteological investigation established the presence of 133 individuals. There is a low incidence of pathologies, ... More


Meaning and the Bioarchaeology of Captivity, Sacrifice, and Cannibalism: A Case Study from the Mississippian Period at Larson, Illinois

Mallorie A. Hatch

in The Bioarchaeology of Violence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041506
eISBN:
9780813043876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041506.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The concepts of captivity, sacrifice, and cannibalism are often identified in the past, but the reality is that the signature of these practices left on the bones is not easily identifiable. The ... More


The Nature of a Sample

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

in Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter discusses the recent concepts of the formation of sedimentary beds and their implications for the fine-scale structure of the fossil record. A summary of central topics in taphonomy, ... More


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