Description

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.

Key Features

* 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

Readership

Anthropologists, Archaeologists, Paleoanthropologists, Paleontologists, Forensic Pathologists, Forensic Anthropologists, Crime Scene Investigators, Osteopaths, Crime Labs, Police Departments, Medical Schools

Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
    • Publisher Summary
    • 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
    • Publisher Summary
    • 2.1 Search
    • 2.2 Discovery
    • 2.3 Excavation and Retrieval
    • 2.4 Transport
  • Chapter 3. ETHICS IN OSTEOLOGY
    • Publisher Summary
    • 3.1 Ethics in Forensic Osteology
    • 3.2 Ethics in Archeological Osteology
  • Chapter 4. BONE BIOLOGY & VARIATION
    • Publisher Summary
    • 4.1 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
    • Publisher Summary
    • 5.1 Bone Fracture
    • 5.2 Bone Modification by Physical Agents
    • 5.3 Bone Modification by Nonhuman Biological Agents
    • 5.4 Bone Modification by Humans
  • Chapter 6. ANATQMICAL TERMINQLQGY
    • Publisher Summary
    • 6.1 Planes of Reference
    • 6.2 Directional Terms
    • 6.3 Motions of the Body
    • 6.4 General Bone Features
  • Chapter 7. SKULL
    • Publisher Summary
    • 7.1 Handling the Skull
    • 7.2 Elements of the Skull
    • 7.3 Growth and Architecture, Sutures and Sinuses
    • 7.4 Skull Orientation
    • 7.5 Learning Cranial Skeletal Anatomy
    • 7.6 Frontal (Figures 7.9–7.12)
    • 7.7 Parietals (Figures 7.13–7.14)
    • 7.8 Temporals (Figures 7.15–7.18)
    • 7.9 Auditory Ossicles (Figure 7.19)
    • 7.10 Occipital (Figures 7.20)
    • 7.11 Maxillae (Figure 7.22)
    • 7.12 Palatin

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080488998
Print ISBN:
9780120884674

About the authors

Tim White

Affiliations and Expertise

Human Evolution Research Center (HERC), and The Department of Integrative Biology, The University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA

Pieter Folkens

Affiliations and Expertise

"A Higher Porpoise", Benicia, CA, USA

Reviews

"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 South Africa "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