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Massacres: Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology Approaches

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin


Bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology offer unique perspectives on studies of mass violence and present opportunities to interpret human skeletal remains in a broader cultural context. Massacres and other forms of large-scale violence have been documented in many different ancient and modern contexts. Moving the analysis from the victims to the broader political and cultural context necessitates using social theories about the nature of mass violence. Massacres can be seen as a process, that is, as the unfolding of nonrandom patterns or chains of events that precede the events and continue ... More

Keywords: Bioarchaeology, Forensic anthropology, Massacres, Mass violence, Mass death, Skeletal remains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781683400691
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683400691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheryl P. Anderson, editor
Boise State University

Debra L. Martin, editor
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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1 Introduction

Cheryl P. Anderson and Debra L. Martin

2 Rethinking Massacres

William E. de Vore, Keith P. Jacobi, and David H. Dye

4 Only the Men Will Do

J. Marla Toyne

6 Each One the Same

Anna J. Osterholtz

8 Khmer Rouge Regime Massacres

Julie M. Fleischman, Sonnara Prak, Vuthy Voeun, and Sophearavy Ros

9 Sowing the Dead

Tricia Redeker Hepner, Dawnie Wolfe Steadman, and Julia R. Hanebrink

11 Migrant Death and Identification

Krista E. Latham, Alyson O’Daniel, and Justin Maiers

12 Conclusion

Ryan P. Harrod

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