Anthropology: Use of Forensic Archeology and Anthropology in the Search and Recovery of Buried Evidence

S. Blau, J. Sterenberg

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Archeologists and anthropologists have expertise in the search, location, recovery, and recording of buried or hidden physical evidence, including human remains both from single as well as mass clandestine graves. Human remains may be located either by chance or, in the case of suspected buried remains, a proactive investigation. This chapter reviews and considers the advantages and limitations of the different techniques employed by forensic archeology practitioners to search for and locate and recover buried evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine
EditorsJason Payne-James, Roger W. Byard
Place of PublicationOxford UK
Pages236 - 245
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-12-800055-7
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-800034-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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