Human Osteology / Edition 3by Tim D. White, Michael T. Black, Pieter A. Folkens
Pub. Date: 03/16/2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science
A classic in its field, Human Osteology has been used by students and professionals through nearly two decades. Now revised and updated for a third edition, the book continues to build on its foundation of detailed photographs and practical real-world application of science. New information, expanded coverage of existing chapters, and additional supportive photographs keep this book current and valuable for both classroom and field work.
Osteologists, archaeologists, anatomists, forensic scientists and paleontologists will all find practical information on accurately identifying, recovering, and analyzing and reporting on human skeletal remains and on making correct deductions from those remains.
* From the world renowned and bestselling team of osteologist Tim D. White, Michael T. Black and photographer Pieter A. Folkens
* Includes hundreds of exceptional photographs in exquisite detail showing the maximum amount of anatomical information
* Features updated and expanded coverage including forensic damage to bone and updated case study examples
* Presents life sized images of skeletal parts for ease of study and reference
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- New Edition
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- 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.60(d)
Table of ContentsPreface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Introduction; Anatomical Terminology; Bone Biology and Variation; Skull: Cranium and Mandible; Teeth; Hyoid and Vertebrae; Thorax: Sternum and Ribs; Shoulder Girdle: Clavicle and Scapula; Arm: Humerus, Radius, and Ulna; Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges; Pelvis: Sacrum, Coccyx, and Os Coxae; Leg: Femur, Patella, Tibia, and Fibula; Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges; Anatomical and Biomechanical Context; Field Procedures for Skeletal Remains; Laboratory Procedures and Reporting; Ethics in Osteology; Assessment of Age, Sex, Stature, Ancestry, and Identity of the Individual; Osteological and Dental Pathology; Postmortem Skeletal Modification; The Biology of Skeletal Populations: Discrete Traits, Distance, Diet, Disease, and Demography; Molecular Osteology; Forensic Case StudyHomicide: “We have the Witnesses but No Body”; Forensic Case StudyChild Abuse, the Skeletal Perspective; Archeological Case StudyThe Bioarcheology of the Stillwater Marsh, Nevada; Archeological Case StudyAnasazi Remains from Cottonwood Canyon; Paleontological Case StudyThe Pit of the Bones; Paleontological Case Study: “Ardi,” the Ardipithecus ramidus Skeleton from Ethiopia; Appendix 1: Imaging Methodology; Appendix 2: A Decision Tree (“Key”) Approach to Tooth Identification; Appendix 3: Online Resources for Human Osteology
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As an anthropology student I love this book. I have the hard copy and its heavy, so I decided to get the Nook Study version. The text is the same but the images are horrible. The program cuts the images of the bones in half and doesn't let you see the other half. Plus you can't really see the labels for the bones in the images either.