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Title Soil analysis in forensic taphonomy : chemical and biological effects of buried human remains / edited by Mark Tibbett and David O. Carter
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 340 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Nature, distribution, and origin of soil materials in the forensic comparison of soils / Robert W. Fitzpatrick -- Cadaver decomposition and soil: processes / David O. Carter and Mark Tibbett -- The role of soil organisms in terrestrial decomposition / David W. Hopkins -- Soil fungi associated with graves and latrines: towards a forensic mycology / Naohiko Sagara, Takashi Yamanaka, and Mark Tibbett -- The role of invertebrates in terrestrial decomposition: forensic applications / Ian R. Dadour and Michelle L. Harvey -- The decomposition of hair in the buried body environment / Andrew S. Wilson -- The decomposition of materials associated with buried cadavers / Robert C. Janaway -- Decomposition chemistry in a burial environment / Shari L. Forbes -- Potential determinants of postmortem and postburial interval of buried remains / Shari l. Forbes -- Principles and methodologies of measuring microbial activity and biomass in soil / Phil Brookes -- Methods of characterizing and fingerprinting soils for forensic application / Lorna A. Dawson [and others]
Summary From the Publisher: Soil Analysis in Forensic Taphonomy: Chemical and Biological Effects of Buried Human Remains is the first book to focus on the impact of soil and its components on the postmortem fate of human remains. International in scope, the chapters deal with both inorganic and organic chemistry, and also biological soil components, including invertebrate activity, fungi, and microbes. The chapters address rates and processes of decomposition, time of death estimates, and methodologies for measuring and analyzing processes. It provides methods for characterizing and fingerprinting soils and offers an introduction to the nature, distribution, and origin of soil materials in forensic comparison of soils. It also includes a chapter on the decomposition of hair
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-315) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Forensic taphonomy.
Soils -- Analysis.
Soil microbiology.
Human decomposition.
Forensic Anthropology -- methods
Soil -- chemistry
Postmortem Changes
Soil Microbiology
Forensic Medicine -- methods
LAW -- Forensic Science.
Forensic taphonomy
Human decomposition
Soil microbiology
Soils -- Analysis
Stoffelijke resten.
Gerechtelijke technologie.
Health and Wellbeing.
Form Electronic book
Author Tibbett, Mark.
Carter, David O.
ISBN 9780429249495