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Human Osteology

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.

Audience
Undergraduate and graduate students studying human skeletal anatomy in physical anthropology, archaeology, and medical school courses aimed at the needs of coroners and forensic pathologists; essential basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.

Hardbound, 688 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374134-9

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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