Consolidating work done in a variety of studies in recent decades, this timely guide and reference manual offers techniques and avenues of inquiry that can be used to determine socio-cultural categories for the identification of unknown remains. Providing both theoretical and statistical support, it addresses population variation in cranial and postcranial human skeletal remains, population variation in human teeth, and advances in molecular biology regarding population variation. The contributors also evaluate historical and medico-legal aspects. The book includes a CD-ROM with color images.
Forward. Opening Section: Statement of Problem, History of Problem, Medicolegal Aspects of Problem. Section 1: Advances in Skeletal Biology. Section 2: Advances in Dental Analysis. Section 3: Advances in DNA Analysis. Index.