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Unformatted text preview: following ways: o Locating buried or otherwise hidden remains o And other stuff Forensic archaeology is the application of archaeological methods to the resolution of medico-legal issues. Taphonomy-Originally proposed as a term meaning the study of death assemblages or the ‘laws of burial’-Expanded in 1989, ‘the accumulation and modification of osteological assemblages from a site formation perspective’ -OR, the process which happens to a body from deposition to recovery Forensic Taphonomy-Reconstructs events during and following death by collecting and analyzing data about the depositional context, discriminating peri-and postmortem modification of the remains, and estimating the postmortem interval (PMI)-Includes; application of archaeological search and recovery techniques; laboratory analysis of remains, and understanding the unique overlap of soft tissue and bone modification and distribution. September 1992...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CRIM 1001 taught by Professor Stoetzer during the Winter '08 term at Fanshawe.
- Winter '08