Greg Olson Pres.

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Greg Olson – Fire Marshall Archaeology and Criminal Investigations Introduction - Mathieu Orfila – father of forensic toxicology (Spain 1815) - Alphonse Bertillion – system for personal identification (1879) - Francis Galton – first definitive study of fingerprints (1892) - Dr.Karl Landsteiner – discovered blood grouping (1901) - Leone Lattes – simple procedure to determine the blood groupings for dried blood (1901) - Hans Gross – established the first treatise describing the application of scientific disciplines to the field of criminal investigations (1893) Archaeology - An applied scientific methodology - The grid pattern or systematic pattern of search coupled with the painstaking removal and processing of soils to locate hidden artifacts at a historical site. Famous Sites - Great pyramids of Egypt - Mayan ruins of Mexico and Belize - Olduvai Gorge of Africa - King Tutankamun Tomb Why Use Archaeology? - By using the archaeological method of search, investigators may be assisted in the
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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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