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    edited by Eline M. Schotsmans, Dr. Nicholas Márquez-Grant, Professor Shari Forbes.
    Introduction -- Part I General Post-Mortem Processes: Degradation of Soft Tissue, Bone and Associated Materials -- 1 Gross Post-Mortem Changes in the Human Body -- 2 Microscopic Post-Mortem Changes: the Chemistry of Decomposition -- 3 Profiling Volatile Organic Compounds of Decomposition -- 4 Blood Degradation and Bloodstain Age Estimation -- 5 DNA Degradation: Current Knowledge and Progress in DNA Analysis -- 6 Taphonomic Alterations to Hair and Nail -- 7 Taphonomy of Teeth -- 8 The Taphonomy of Natural Mummies -- 9 Degradation of Clothing in Depositional Environments -- 10 Post-Mortem Interval Estimation: an Overview of Techniques -- Part II The Depositional Environment -- 11 Relationships between Human Remains, Graves and the Depositional Environment -- 12 Bacterial Symbionts and Taphonomic Agents of Humans -- 13 Forensic Entomology and Funerary Archaeoentomology -- 14 Forensic Botany and Stomach Contents Analysis: Established Practice and Innovation -- 15 The Effects of Weathering on Bone Preservation -- 16 The Effects of Terrestrial Mammalian Scavenging and Avian Scavenging on the Body -- 17 Decomposition in Aquatic Environments -- 18 Post-Mortem Differential Preservation and its Utility in Interpreting Forensic and Archaeological Mass Burials -- 19 Reconstructing the Original Arrangement, Organisation and Architecture of Burials in Archaeology -- Part III Anti-, Peri- and Post-Mortem Modifications to the Body -- 20 Forensic Toxicology of Decomposed Human Remains -- 21 Thermal Alteration to the Body -- 22 Concealing the Crime: the Effects of Chemicals on Human Tissues -- 23 Distinguishing between Peri- and Post-Mortem Trauma on Bone -- 24 Collection Care and Management of Human Remains -- Part IV Case Studies -- 25 The Use of Volatile Fatty Acid Biomarkers to Estimate the Post-Mortem Interval -- 26 A Taphonomic Study Based on Observations of 196 Exhumations and 23 Clandestine Burials -- 27 Case Studies on Taphonomic Variation between Cemetery Burials -- 28 Forensic Entomology Case Studies from Mexico -- 29 Recovery of Skeletonised Human Remains and Textile Degradation: a Case Study -- 30 Saponified Brains of the Spanish Civil War -- 31 Analysis and Interpretation of Burned Human Remains from a Homicide -- 32 A Soldier's Story: Forensic Anthropology and Blast Injury -- 33 Decomposition in an Unusual Environment: Body Sealed in Concrete -- 34 A Case Study from Los Angeles: Baby in Concrete -- Part V Past, Present and Future Considerations -- 35 History and Development of the First Anthropology Research Facility, Knoxville, Tennessee -- 36 Crime Scene Investigation, Archaeology and Taphonomy: Reconstructing Activities at Crime Scenes.
    Digital Access  Wiley 2017