Volume 47, Issue 6 (November 2002)
Review of Introduction to Forensic Anthropology: A Textbook
This is a very good book. In 1998 Steven Byers started to teach an undergraduate course in forensic anthropology. He quickly came to the conclusion that no suitable text for this purpose existed. While there are a number of excellent texts that have been published in this field, virtually all are directed at graduate students or experienced physical anthropologists. I can attest to the accuracy of this assessment. In the undergraduate course in forensic science that I teach I have been forced to rely on materials that I have prepared myself, supplemented by journal articles and by information available on internet websites.