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Studies in forensic biohistory : anthropological perspectives / edited Christopher M. Stojanowski, Arizona State University, USA, William N. Duncan, East Tennessee State University, USA.

Other author/creatorStojanowski, Christopher M. (Christopher Michael), 1973- editor.
Other author/creatorDuncan, William N., editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2016
Descriptionxi, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology
Cambridge studies in biological and evolutionary anthropology.
Contents 1. Defining an anthropological biohistorical research agenda : the history, scale, and scope of an emerging discipline / Christopher M. Stojanowski and William N. Duncan -- 2. Autopsy of past leaders : what do remains tell us about them? / Philippe Charlier -- 3. Game of thrones : Richard III and the creation of cultural heritage / Richard Toon and Laurie Stone -- 4. The search for Don Francisco de Paula Marin : servant, friend, and advisor to King Kamehameha I, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi / Michael Pietrusewsky, Michele Toomay Douglas, Rona M. Ikehara-Quebral, and Conrad Mac Goodwin -- 5. Unearthing Robert Kennicott : naturalist, explorer, Smithsonian scientist / Karin S. Bruwelheide, Sandra S. Schlachtmeyer, Douglas W. Owsley, Vicki E. Simon, Arthur C. Aufderheide, Larry W. Cartmell, and Stephan J. Swanson -- 6. The influence of the law on the post-mortem narratives of unknown human remains / Ryan M. Seidemann -- 7. The biohistory of prehistory : mummies and the forensic creation of identity / Kenneth C. Nystrom -- 8. Talking heads and other specters of the Mountain Meadows Massacre / Shannon A. Novak -- 9. Facial reconstruction of famous historical figures : between science and art / Laura Buti, Giorgio Gruppioni, and Stefano Benazzi -- 10. The probabilistic basis for identifying individuals in biohistorical research / Lyle W. Konigsberg and Lee Meadows Jantz -- 11. Known unknowns : forensic science, the nation-state, and the iconic dead / Sarah Wagner and Adam Rosenblatt -- 12. The biohistory of atrocity and the social life of human remains / Claire Moon -- 13. Ethical issues in biohistory : no easy answers! / Jane E. Buikstra -- 14. Theoretical facets of biohistorical research / William N. Duncan and Christopher M. Stojanowski.
Summary The lives of kings, poets, authors, criminals and celebrities are a perpetual fascination in the media and popular culture, and for decades anthropologists and other scientists have participated in 'post-mortem dissections' of the lives of historical figures. In this field of biohistory, researchers have identified and analyzed these figures' bodies using technologies such as DNA fingerprinting, biochemical assays, and skeletal biology. This book brings together biohistorical case studies for the first time, and considers the role of the anthropologist in the writing of historical narratives surrounding the deceased. Contributors theorize biohistory with respect to the sociology of the body, examining the ethical implications of biohistorical work and the diversity of social theoretical perspectives that researchers' work may relate to. The volume defines scales of biohistorical engagement, providing readers with a critical sense of scale and the different paths to 'historical notoriety' that can emerge with respect to human remains.
General noteSeries numbering extrapolated from list of previous titles on series title page.
General note"Cambridge University Press is part of the University of Cambridge"--Title page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2016030824
ISBN9781107073548 hardcover
ISBN1107073545 hardcover

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