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Short description A Companion to Forensic Anthropology explores the latest theoretical and methodological work in the field, and includes thorough and up-to-date bibliographies. A wide range of international experts provide a comprehensive assessment of the field of forensic anthropology. The contributors explain the methods and techniques of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies, and fatal fire scenes. The Companion also offers new perspectives on facial reconstruction, recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes; mass grave excavation, and human rights goals and practices throughout the world.