Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

4.12 avg rating
( 198 ratings by Goodreads )
9780133772029: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

A comprehensive overview of forensic anthropology

Comprehensive and engaging, Byers’s Introduction to Forensic Anthropology, 5/e uses thoughtful pedagogy to lead students step-by-step through the most current and detailed forensic anthropology material available today. This one-of-a-kind book offers comprehensive coverage of all of the major topics in the field of forensics with accuracy, intensity, and clarity. Introduction to Forensic Anthropology emphasizes the “hows” of the field, leaving the “whys” unexplored. Features are described as they relate to the forensic anthropological processes, not from an anatomical and evolutionary standpoint.  Students must first understand what “typical” specimens looks like before approaching how individual specimens can vary from the norm. Extensive illustrations and photos ensure that the text is accessible for students.


MySearchLab is a part of the Byers program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore forensic anthropology in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.


MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN:

0133827887 / 9780133827880 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package

Package consists of:

0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card

0133772020 / 9780133772029 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology


ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products.



Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase.


Used or rental books

If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code.


Access codes

Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase.



"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.


A superb update of one of the most comprehensive introductory texts for teaching forensic anthropology, especially in North America. Intended for undergraduate students, this richly illustrated and easy to read compendium remains the go-to single reference for students, instructors, and professionals interested in the basics of forensic anthropology. Michael Pietrusewsky, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

About the Author:

Steve Byers received his B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. His Master’s Thesis, entitled “A reconstruction of the skull of Gigantopithecus blacki”, formed the basis for YFX Studio's full reconstruction of Gigantopithecus on display at the San Diego Museum of Man. His first teaching job was at the University of Southern Colorado (now call Colorado State Universiy, Pueblo) where he taught Anthropology for two and a half years. From there, he worked as a social and psychological researcher until he decided that his true love was Anthropology. He enrolled at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, NM, where he studied skeletal biology and bioarchaeology. Since graduating in 1992, he has taught part-time at the various campuses of UNM as well as Santa Fe Community College. When given the opportunity to teach a forensic anthropology class at UNM in 1998, he realized that the field lacked a comprehensive textbook. Since no one appeared to be writing one, he decided to take on the project. The first edition of his textbook, published by Allyn and Bacon (since subsumed under Prentice Hall), appeared in 2002, and has been put into new editions three times. The book received a very favorable review in the Journal of Forensic Sciences, as well as several regional anthropology associations.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781138188846: Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1138188840 ISBN 13:  9781138188846
Publisher: Routledge, 2016