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Forensic anthropology and human identification from the skeleton

Authored by: Martin Evison

Handbook of Forensic Science

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634

10.4324/9781843927327.ch4

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Abstract

Martin Evison is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto and Director of the University’s Forensic Science Program. He has a PhD in Ancient DNA from the University of Sheffield, and from 1994 until 2005 he was the forensic anthropologist at Sheffield Medico-Legal Centre, where he led a research group focusing on computational and molecular methods of human identification. He has undertaken casework on five continents; in forensic archaeology and anthropology, facial identification and contamination or innocent transfer of DNA. He has published in Journal of Forensic Sciences and Forensic Science Communications among other journals, and is currently co-editing (with R.W. Vorder Bruegge) a report on Computer-Assisted Forensic Facial Comparison (published by Taylor and Francis in 2009).

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