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Forensic Archaeology

Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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  • Presents forensic archaeology as a stand-alone discipline

  • Contains contributions from practitioners active in the field

  • Bridges the gap between being a resource for those in academia and law enforcement

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theoretical Frameworks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Four-Field Forensic Archaeology

      • Derek Congram
      Pages 21-31
    3. Forensic Archaeologist or Crime Scene Investigator?

      • Kimberlee Sue Moran
      Pages 43-56
    4. The Human Side of Forensic Archaeology

      • Ann Marie Mires, Randi Scott
      Pages 57-72
  3. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 245-245

About this book

This book presents the multidisciplinary field of forensic archaeology as complementary but distinct from forensic anthropology. By looking beyond basic excavation methods and skeletal analyses, this book presents the theoretical foundations of forensic archaeology, novel contexts and applications, and demonstrative case studies from practitioners active in the field. Many of the chapters present new approaches and methods not previously covered in other forensic archaeology books, some of which may be of direct use to those conducting criminal investigations. 

Keywords

  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Excavation methods
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic archaeology
  • Mass Fatality archaeology
  • Skeletal analyses

Reviews

“This book is of interest particularly to forensic pathologists, as well as to other professionals involved in the investigational process, such as forensic anthropologists and police investigators. ... The book aims to familiarize the audience with this new forensic discipline and to extend the knowledge of the experts interested in this particular field. … Careful reading of this book will provide the reader with the clear definition of forensic archeology and its distinction from forensic anthropology.” (Vedrana Petrovečki, Croatian Medical Journal, Vol. 60 (3), June, 2019)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Chemistry, Rutgers University – Camden, Camden, USA

    Kimberlee Sue Moran

  • Norwood, USA

    Claire L. Gold

About the editors

Kimberlee Sue Moran has been a forensic consultant and educator since 2002.  She holds an undergraduate degree in Classical and Near Eastern archaeology from Bryn Mawr College and a Masters of Science in forensic archaeological science from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London.  Her archaeological research includes ancient fingerprints, artificial cranial deformation, the Whispering Woods site in Salem, NJ, and the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia cemetery also known as “The Arch Street Project”. 

Kimberlee has worked on a number of forensic cases in a range of capacities.  She has also provided forensic services to legal professionals in the UK and regularly runs training workshops for local law enforcement.  She helped to launch the JDI Centre for the Forensic Sciences in 2010 and has run an educational organization, Forensic Outreach, since 2004. Her forensic research includes taphonomic studies, fingerprint development and enhancement, post-mortem toxicology, and the interface of forensic archaeology and crime scene investigation.  Kimberlee serves on the Crime Scene Investigation sub-committee of the NIST-led Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).

Kimberlee is passionate about outreach and science education and is a regular participant and speaker for the Philadelphia Science Festival.  She often works in collaboration with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute.  Kimberlee is an active member of the Society for American Archaeology, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Association for Women in Forensic Science, and Forensic Archaeology Recovery.

Claire L. Gold received a Master's degree in Biological Anthropology from the State University of New York, Binghamton, in 1998. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1995. Gold has taught as a lecturer in Biological and Forensic Anthropology since 2005 at The University of Massachusetts, Clark University and Bay Path University. Gold is dedicated to researching and developing effective teaching strategies for Anthropology and Archaeology.  Of particular interest: the introduction of anthropological concepts to the K-12 classroom that complement and reinforce current science and history curriculum standards. She developed a traveling workshop in 2010 that has visited local Massachusetts public schools to teach younger students about the subjects of Paleoanthropology, Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology. She has served as site photographer on several forensic archaeology projects, and continues to develop her skills as a site and artifact photographer.

Currently, Gold serves as the Northeast Director of a nonprofit organization dedicated to human rights of the missing and unfound, Forensic Archaeology Recovery; and as a consulting Physical Anthropologist, assisting with the excavation, photographic analysis and reinterment of the skeletal remains of 500 individuals recovered the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia cemetery, also known as “The Arch Street Project.”

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Forensic Archaeology

  • Book Subtitle: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

  • Editors: Kimberlee Sue Moran, Claire L. Gold

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03291-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-03289-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-03291-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 333

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 78 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Archaeology, Anthropology, Forensic Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-03291-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)