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Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology.The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers of the information and services available from a professional forensic anthropologist. The first section (Chapters 2-11) is a training guide to assist in the study of human skeletal anatomy. The second section (Chapters 12-17) focuses on the specific work of the forensic anthropologist, beginning with an introduction to the forensic sciences.Upon completing this book readers will be able to:Have a strong foundation in human skeletal anatomyExplain how this knowledge contributes to the physical description and personal identification of human remainsUnderstand the basics of excavating a grave, preparing a forensic report, and presenting expert witness testimony in a court of lawDefine forensic anthropology within the broader context of the forensic sciencesDescribe the work of today’s forensic anthropologists
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Karen Ramey Burns was an American forensic anthropologist known for work in international human rights.
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