Building on the success of their previous book, White and Folkens' The Human Bone Manual is intended for use outisde the laboratory and classroom, by professional forensic scientists, anthropologists and researchers. The compact volume includes all the key information needed for identification purposes, including hundreds of photographs designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information.
* Features more than 500 color photographs and illustrations in a portable format; most in 1:1 ratio
* Provides multiple views of every bone in the human body
* Includes tips on identifying any human bone or tooth
* Incorporates up-to-date references for further study
Anthropologists, Archaeologists, Paleoanthropologists, Paleontologists, Forensic Pathologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Crime Scene Investigators, Osteopaths, Crime Labs, Police Departments, Medical Schools
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Human Osteology
1.2 A Guide to the Manual
1.3 Resources for the Osteologist
1.4 Identifying Bones
Chapter 2. FIELD PROCEDURES FOR SKELETAL REMAINS
2.3 Excavation and Retrieval
Chapter 3. ETHICS IN OSTEOLOGY
3.1 Ethics in Forensic Osteology
3.2 Ethics in Archeological Osteology
Chapter 4. BONE BIOLOGY & VARIATION
4.2 A Few Facts about Bone
4.3 Bones as Elements of the Musculoskeletal System
4.4 Gross Anatomy of Bones
4.5 Molecular Structure of Bone
4.6 Histology and Metabolism of Bone
4.7 Bone Growth
4.8 Bone Repair
Chapter 5. POSTMORTEM SKELETAL MODIFICATION
5.1 Bone Fracture
5.2 Bone Modification by Physical Agents
5.3 Bone Modification by Nonhuman Biological Agents
Human Evolution Research Center (HERC), and The Department of Integrative Biology, The University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA
Affiliations and Expertise
"A Higher Porpoise", Benicia, CA, USA
"Tim White and Pieter Folkens’s The Human Bone Manual is a terrific addition to the tool kit of osteologists and archaeologists. The book—concise, tightly written, and rich in photographic detail—will be the standard human identification reference for generations to come. Every field project or lab that deals with skeletal remains, ancient or modern, will depend on it."
- Clark Spencer Larsen, Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University
"As a human osteology manual, this book is an excellent resource for archaeologists, palaeontologists and forensic anthropologists. It is a thoroughly written, well illustrated and can be highly recommended."
- Francis Thackeray, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
"This volume is a compact form of previously highly successful editions of Human Osteology by these same authors. In its newest form it is somewhat abbreviated, but is nevertheless an extraordinarily accurate and complete guide to all of the fundamentals of osteoanthropology. The illustrations retain their same vivid three dimensional quality as in previous editions, and the accuracy and thorough review of all major methods (aging, sexing, excavation, laboratory care, etc.) have been retained. It is the perfect companion text and manual for any undergraduate or graduate human osteology course, and is equally highly recommended as well to students of medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, chiropractic, etc., simply because it presents such clear and instructive presentations of fundamental human anatomy. It is, quite simply, the best human anatomy manual currently available."
- C. Owen Lovejoy, Kent State University
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