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Elsevier’s The Analysis of Burned Human Remains Wins PROSE Award

By: , Posted on: February 5, 2016

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Winners of the 40th Annual PROSE Awards were announced February 4th at the annual Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Conference in Washington, DC. PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians, academics and medical professionals.

Competition was “fierce” this year, according to AAP, with the competition attracting a record 551 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 54 categories.

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, 2nd Edition, edited by Christopher W. Schmidt and Steven A. Symes, received an Honorable Mention in the Biomedicine and Neuroscience category.

The book provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators to biological anthropologists.

Since the publication of the first edition there have been new discoveries of ancient cremains, advances in the application of technology, and an expansion of contexts where burned remains are being studied. The editors have included nine new chapters in this edition, including one on a rare example of accidental burning associated with volcanism. The editors share Chapter 8 with our readers that describe the victims at Herculaneum who died with the eruption of Vesuvius in ad 79.

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, 2nd Edition, is a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community to further their understanding of burned bone remains in forensic and archaeological contexts.

If you would like to purchase a copy of The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, 2nd Edition visit the Elsevier Store. Apply discount code STC215 and save up to 30% off the list price and free global shipping.

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