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Forensic Anthropology
  • Authored by: Bradley J. Adams, Ph.D.; Series Editor: Lawrence Kobilinsky, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Inside Forensic Science
  • Trim Size: 7 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791091988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9198-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 614
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 112


Forensic anthropologists may be consulted when human remains are found at an archaeological excavation or at a crime scene. Here's a look at how anthropologists analyze skeletal remains to learn about the deceased—their age and gender, how they may have lived, and their overall state of health prior to death. Featuring full-color photographs from actual forensic cases, this book provides specific information on procedures, tools of the trade, and the science behind this fascinating field, as well as the challenges faced by today's practitioners.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Bradley J. Adams, Ph.D., is a forensic anthropologist in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City. He is also an adjunct lecturer at Hunter College and Pace University, holds a faculty position at the New York University Medical Center, and frequently lectures in the New York City area on topics relating to forensic anthropology.

Reviews and Awards

“Definitions within the text, many illustrations, and lively narrative will encourage students who might be unwilling to tackle more difficult text. These books should have broad appeal and be welcomed by teachers and students.”

“Useful book…”
School Library Journal

“A solid introduction to a high-interest topic.”

“…this fascinating book packs a significant amount of high-interest information into a short but well-written and well-illustrated volume.”
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