Human Osteology / Edition 2by Tim D. White, Pieter Arend Folkens, T. D. White, Pieter Arend Folkens
Pub. Date: 10/28/1999
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. This book will continue to be an/b>… See more details below
Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. This book will continue to be an essential text for courses on the human skeleton, as well as a basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.
Human Osteology, Second Edition includes nearly a decade of advances in osteological research since the first edition. Each chapter has been strengthened and updated, including a new chapter on molecular osteology and four new case studies drawn from more recent research. This edition also includes a valuable guide to electronic resources in osteology.
• Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs and drawings specifically designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information
• Based on nearly 25 years of teaching human osteology
• Skeletal parts shown life-size for ease of study and use
• Four new case studies emphasize the correct and positive identification of human bones and teeth, which is fundamental in paleontology, archaeology, and forensic science
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Table of Contents
Hyoid and Vertebrae.
Thorax: Sternum and Ribs.
Shoulder Girdle: Clavicle and Scapula.
Arm: Humerus, Radius and Ulna.
Hand: Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges.
Pelvic Girdle: Sacrum, Coccyx, and Os Coxae.
Leg: Femur, Patella, Tibia, and Fibula.
Foot: Tarsals, Metatarsals, and Phalanges.
Recovery, Preparation, and Curation of Skeletal Remains.
Analysis and Reporting of Skeletal Remains.
Ethics in Osteology.
Assessment of Age, Sex, Stature, Ancestry, and Identity.
Osteological and Dental Pathology.
Postmortem Skeletal Modification.
The Biology of Skeletal Populations: Discrete Traits, Distance, Diet, Disease, and Demography.
Forensic Case Study: Homicide: "We Have the Witnesses but No Body."
Forensic Case Study: Child Abuse, The Skeletal Perspective.
Archaeological Case Study: The Bioarcheology of the Stillwater Marsh, Nevada.
Archeological Case Study: Anasazi Remains from Cottonwood Canyon.
Paleontological Case Study: The Pit of the Bones.
Paleontological Case Study: Australopitheus Mandible from Maka, Ethiopia.
Appendix: Photographic Methods and Provenance.
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