Human Remains: Another Dimension: The Application of Imaging to the Study of Human Remains, 1st Edition

  • Tim Thompson
  • David Errickson
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  • ISBN-10: 0128046732
  • ISBN-13: 9780128046739
  • DDC: 930.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 218 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book brings together scattered literature on the topic, assimilating disparate pieces that relate to the novel use of non-invasive three-dimensional imaging techniques in the forensic context. All chapters are written by specialists in the field who use these types of imaging techniques within their research, bringing an engaging and comprehensive view that demonstrates the current use of 3D non-invasive imaging techniques using case studies. In addition, the advantages for using such methods, their current limitations, and possible solutions are also reviewed.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Context.
2: The Rot Sets In: Low-Powered Microscopic Investigation of Taphonomic Changes to Bone Microstructure and its Application to Funerary Contexts.
3: Human Bone and Dental Histology in an Archaeological Context.
4: “Cut to the Bone”: The Enhancement and Analysis of Skeletal Trauma Using Scanning Electron Microscopy.
5: The Role of Radiography in Disaster Victim Identification.
6: Recording in Situ Human Remains in Three Dimensions: Applying Digital Image-Based Modeling.
7: Shedding Light on Skeletal Remains: The Use of Structured Light Scanning for 3D Archiving.
8: The Use of Laser Scanning for Visualization and Quantification of Abrasion on Water-Submerged Bone.
9: Laser Scanning of Skeletal Pathological Conditions.
10: Virtual Reconstruction of Cranial Remains: The H. Heidelbergensis, Kabwe 1 Fossil.
11: Pediatric Medicine—Postmortem Imaging in Suspected Child Abuse.
12: The Storage and Long-Term Preservation of 3D Data.
13: Management of 3D Image Data.
14: Ethical Considerations: An Added Dimension.