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dc.contributor.authorKjorlien, Yvonne P.
dc.contributor.authorBeattie, Owen B.
dc.contributor.authorPeterson, Arthur E.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-08T15:31:49Z
dc.date.available2018-06-08T15:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2009-07
dc.identifier.citationKjorlien, Y., Beattie, O., Peterson, A. (2009). Scavenging activity can produce predictable patterns in surface skeletal remains scattering: observations and comments from two experiments, Forensic Science International.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/106744
dc.description.abstractIn forensic contexts, surface deposited remains are frequently found that have been scattered by various taphonomic processes. In an effort to develop strategies to improve recovery rates, this study evaluates whether patterns can be detected in the scattering of remains due to scavenger activity. In two experiments, 24 human analogues (pig carcasses) were placed in two adjacent but differing environmental contexts: 12 in wooded and 12 in open grassland. Six carcasses in each of these contexts were dressed in human clothing. Elapsed time and direction of movement information for each carcass and its parts were collected and analyzed. Unclothed carcasses and carcasses in open contexts exhibited scavenger activity sooner than the others. Scattering of remains occurred along game trails and was directed away from human population and activity. Due to the highly variable nature of scavenger activity, daily observations during a research project are the key leading to a better understanding of the development of these patterns.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsUnless otherwise indicated, this material is protected by copyright and has been made available with authorization from the copyright owner. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0en_US
dc.subjectTaphonomyen_US
dc.subjectScavenged remainsen_US
dc.subjectDispered remainsen_US
dc.subjectScattered remainsen_US
dc.titleScavenging activity can produce predictable patterns in surface skeletal remains scattering: Observations and comments from two experimentsen_US
dc.publisher.facultyArtsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentAnthropology & Archaelogyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionFMA Heritageen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Albertaen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.forsciint.2009.03.022en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/33362
dc.publisher.policyhttps://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/sharingen_US
dc.publisher.hasversionPre-printen_US


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