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Author Tibbett, Mark

Title Soil Analysis in Forensic Taphonomy : Chemical and Biological Effects of Buried Human Remains
Published Hoboken : Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2008


Description 1 online resource (366 pages)
Contents Front cover; Contents; Preface; Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1. Nature, Distribution, and Origin of Soil Materials in the Forensic Comparison of Soils; Chapter 2. Cadaver Decomposition and Soil: Processes; Chapter 3. The Role of Soil Organisms in Terrestrial Decomposition; Chapter 4. Soil Fungi Associated with Graves and Latrines: Toward a Forensic Mycology; Chapter 5. The Role of Invertebrates in Terrestrial Decomposition: Forensic Applications; Chapter 6. The Decomposition of Hair in the Buried Body Environment; Chapter 7. The Decomposition of Materials Associated with Buried Cadavers
Summary Focuses on the impact of soil and its components on the postmortem fate of human remains. This book contains chapters which deal with both inorganic and organic chemistry, and also biological soil components, including invertebrate activity, fungi, and microbes
Notes Print version record
Subject Forensic taphonomy.
Soils -- Analysis.
Soil microbiology.
Human decomposition.
Forensic Medicine -- methods
Forensic Anthropology -- methods
Soil Microbiology
Forensic taphonomy
Human decomposition
Soil microbiology
Soils -- Analysis
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781420069921