Commingled and Disarticulated Human Remains:Working Toward Improved Theory, Method, and Data brings together research that provides innovative methodologies for the analysis of commingled human remains. It has temporal and spatial breadth, with case studies coming from pre-state to historic periods, as well as from both the New and Old World. Highlights of this volume include:
standardizes methods and presents best practices in the field using a case study approach
demonstrates how data gathered from commingled human remains can be incorporated into the overall interpretation of a site
explores best way to formulate population size, using commingled remains
Field archaeologists, bioarchaeologists, academic anthropologists, forensic anthropologists, zoo archaeologists, and students of anthropology and archaeology will find this to be an invaluable resource.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 285
Weight: 4628 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
"Overall, this volume is a major contribution in this area.....It will be an added resource to all those who work with human and animal remains in both archaeological and forensic contexts" (Bernadette M. Manifold, PaleoAnthropology, 2014)
"I recommend the volume by Osterholtz and coworkers to practitioners in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology.....the volume has much to offer in terms of ideas for dealing with commingling, and I am happy to recommend this book for all bioarchaeologists and forensic anthropologists" (John E. Byrd, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 155, 2014)