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Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Comprehensive and engaging, Byers's Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, 3e uses thoughtful pedagogy to lead students step-by-step through the most current and detailed forensic anthropology material available today. This one-of-a-kind text offers comprehensive coverage of all of the major topics in the field of forensics with accuracy, intensity, and clarity. Extensive ...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 478 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Allyn & Bacon (first published 2001)
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Brian Greiner
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
As a total lay person with regards to both anthropology and forensics, I found this to be a fascinating book. Obviously meant as a text book for university students, I still found it very interesting. Recommended for anyone who wants to learn the intricate details of the science behind TV shows such as 'Bones' and 'CSI', or any number of crime fiction books. ...more
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite textbooks. I read it cover to cover. Very readable. I liked the little (true) stories (2 per chapter) illustrating the material they were covering.

Sometimes things may get dense or you may need some more background knowledge but that is easily solved with google.
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Jun 24, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this book is a textbook, it is very interesting and pretty easy to read and understand. The author explains things in a couple of ways to help readers get a complete picture of the lesson she is teaching. It begins with an anatomy lesson, which anyone in the field should be familiar with and then goes on into a forensic anthropologist's jobs and how to do them.

Overall this is a very good, concise textbook. Anyone new to the forensic anthropology field would be of interest to read this book
Nov 01, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is an excellently written text which I am reading as part of a Forensic Anthropology unit at university. It has a North American focus but as an Australian student, I received plenty of relevant information.

The text is easy to read and I found the information stuck in my mind easily. Each chapter includes a dot point summary and review questions.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
One of the most concise textbooks I had in Anthropology courses.
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