Human Osteology / Edition 1

Human Osteology / Edition 1

by Tim D. White, Pieter Arend Folkens, Pieter Arend Folkens
     
 

ISBN-10: 012746610X

ISBN-13: 9780127466101

Pub. Date: 01/01/1991

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

Revised from a classic in the field, the second edition of Human Osteology, is designed for students and professionals who need to accurately identify human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. The book includes hundreds of photographs and drawings specifically designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information. With the addition of four

Overview

Revised from a classic in the field, the second edition of Human Osteology, is designed for students and professionals who need to accurately identify human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. The book includes hundreds of photographs and drawings specifically designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information. With the addition of four new case studies, a guide to electronic resources, and a chapter on molecular osteology, Human Osteology, Second Edition is even more valuable for courses on the human skeleton and as a basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.

Key Features

  • Revised and updated from the classic text in the field of human osteology
  • Based on nearly 25 years of teaching experience
  • Illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs and drawings
  • Shows skeletal parts life-size for ease of study and use
  • Includes four new case studies emphasize the correct identification of human bones and teeth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780127466101
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
01/01/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
455
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.31(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 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 Study—Homicide: “We have the Witnesses but No Body”; Forensic Case Study—Child Abuse, the Skeletal Perspective; Archeological 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: “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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