Human Osteology / Edition 1

Human Osteology / Edition 1

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Elsevier Science & Technology Books

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Human Osteology / Edition 1

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

Bone Biology.
Anatomical Terminology.
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.
Molecular Osteology.
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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