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The video represented several different fields and subdisciplines that we learned in our prior lectures. Some of which included "Applied pherensic research, Actual evidence, Criminal investigation, Team research, Life histories, and Problem oriented ethnography." These fields and subdisciplines were used individually and together in several ways. They used Applied pherensic research, Actual evidence and Criminal investigation to find out the causes of death, what caused it, what might have the conditions been to have caused such a result. The actual archeological finds derived the cause of death and what might have been used to kill the victim. Team research, Life histories was used together to individualize to find out a particular family's problems and to solve them to relieve the family's pain and suffering.
There are many methodologies that are used by the EAAF for investigation in these cases. In this video, the particular ones that were mentioned included Team research and Interviewing, which was used by the group to conduct interviews, locate the alleged burial grounds and also to find out who was supposedly buried there. Genealogical methods were also used to find out how many people from their family were missing and who they particularly were. In this movie mainly there was a section were they had displayed an individual grandmother who was trying to locate her daughter and her very young grandkids. Although this is very necessary to conduct investigation there were a lot of ethical considerations that needed to be kept in mind when performing the tasks.
One of the major task that needs to be taken care of before anything could proceed was to get a consent from the family of the individuals that were missing or had been considered dead. Since in some of the cultures it is considered very disrespectful to dig up the burial ground even if it is to find out the truth about what had happened. When and if the bodies are found the anthropologists try to the best of their ability to be careful and respectful of the remains that they found.
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