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The status of bodies in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge genocide
Anne Yvonne Guillou

, which play a deep structuring role in the mental universe of the Khmer. Bones-as-evidence: ossuaries and memorials from the 1980s to the 2000s It was on the initiative of the new government put in place under effective Vietnamese control in 1979 that the first collective treatment of the bodies from the genocide was undertaken, its aim being to turn them into ‘bones-as-evidence’. This treatment formed part of the general effort to legitimize the new government in the highly polarized international context of the Cold War and the end of the Vietnam War (1975). The

in Human remains and mass violence
Challenges and technological solutions to the ­identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios in the modern context
Gillian Fowler and Tim Thompson

regimes of forensic archaeology’, Annual Review of Anthropology, 42 (2013), 121–37. See, for example, Varas & Intriago Leiva, ‘Managing commingle remains from mass graves’; Klonowski, ‘Forensic anthropology in Bosnia and Herzegovina’. Such as in Ferrandiz, ‘Exhuming the defeated’. Garrido Varas & Intriago Leiva, ‘Managing commingled remains from mass graves’. Identification of individuals in mass grave scenarios   137 Bibliography Adams, B. J. & J. E. Byrd, ‘Resolution of small-scale commingling: a case report from the Vietnam War’, Forensic Science International, 156

in Human remains and identification
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Pollution, contamination and the neglected dead in post-war Saigon
Christophe Robert

community and golf course on a large, adjacent marshy plot that belongs to the Airport Authority. The cemeteries are located in swamp lands next to Tan Son Nhat airport, which became the largest American air base during the Vietnam War. The marsh is bright green. The almost unnatural hues of tall grasses seem oddly out of place. The swamp is surrounded by tight rows of narrow houses, carpentry workshops and street-seller stalls. The marshy landscape looks tentative, in movement. The land is flat, but the eye cannot see very far; the horizon is short. It is one area of the

in Governing the dead