The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, Second Edition, provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators to biological anthropologists.
1. Fire and Bodies2. Patterned Thermal Destruction in a Forensic Setting3. Burned Human Teeth4. Analysis of Human Cremains5. Thermally Induced Changes 6. Bone Color7. Time, Temperature and Oxygen Availability8. Heat-Related Changes in Tooth Color9. Investigations on Pre-Roman and Roman Cremation Remains10. In the Heat of Pyre11. Fire as a Cultural Taphonomic Agent12. Putting Together the Pieces: Reconstructing Mortuary Practices from Commingled Ossuary Cremains13. A Taphonomic Analysis of Human Cremains from the Fox Hollow Farm Serial Homicide Site14. Early Archaic Cremations from Southern Indiana15. Towards an Archaeology of Cremation16. An 11,500-year old Human Cremation from Eastern Beringia (Central Alaska)17. Italian Iron Age cremations18. The analysis of heat-induced crystallinity change in bone19. Death and Community Identity in the Trincheras Cremation Cemetery, Sonora, Mexico20. Formation times in thermally altered enamel21. Influence of heating regimes on dimensional and colorimetric changes of teeth22. The Use Of Ethnographic Information In Cremation Studies: A Southeast Asian Example 23. Bone Color Changes in a Burned Burial Structure from Early Bronze Age Bab adh-Dhra', Jordan