Forensic anthropology: developments of a classical discipline in the new millennium

The present brief review is a survey of the role of forensic anthropology in the new millennium

Cristina Cattaneo

2006

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  • The present brief review is a survey of the role of forensic anthropology in the new millennium
  • After an introduction which deals with the expanding definition of the discipline and the issue of professionality and training, the author approaches the role and novel developments of the field, with particular reference to the past 5 years
  • Such developments are discussed in a sectorial manner, distinguishing the role of research in the areas of forensic anthropology which deal with human remains and those that deal with the living
  • The relatively new role of the forensic anthropologist in the domain of identification of the living is described, this area is still underrepresented as regards research activity: these studies concern the strive to devise methods for identifying faces, aging living individuals or juveniles represented in pedopornographic material

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