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The Juvenile Skeleton - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121028213, 9780080474595

The Juvenile Skeleton

1st Edition

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Authors: Louise Scheuer Sue Black
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121028213
eBook ISBN: 9780080474595
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd April 2004
Page Count: 400
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The identification of even the smallest human fetal bone can be vital to the success of a criminal investigation or to the identification of the deceased. This book examines every bone in the human body from its earliest embryological stage through to maturity and is profusely illustrated with superb bone drawings at every stage of development. The ability to identify every component of the developing skeleton is of core relevance not only to the forensic profession but also to clinicians, skeletal biologists and physical anthropologists.

Key Features

  • Identifies every component of the developing skeleton
  • Provides detailed analysis of juvenile skeletal remains and the development of bone as a tissue
  • Summarizes key morphological stages in the development of every bone


Anthropologists, archaeologists, forensic and medical scientists, pediatrics and paleontologists

Table of Contents

Juvenile Skeletal Remains
Bone Development
Early Embryonic Development
The Head and Neck
The Dentition
Vertebral Column
Pectoral Girdle
Upper Limb
Pelvic Girdle
Lower Limb


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About the Authors

Louise Scheuer

Louise Scheuer teaches anatomy and dental anatomy to undergraduates, and forensic and archaeological osteology at the postgraduate level at various medical schools thoughout London. She holds degrees in zoology and anatomy, and is particularly interested are in the developmental anatomy of the juvenile skeletons, the biology of past peoples, and in the field of skeletal identification in forensic investigations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Anatomy & Developmental Biology, University College London, UK

Sue Black

Sue Black holds a Ph.D. Human Anatomy. She has done research into methods of identification from human skeleton. Her research interests include all aspects of skeletal identification, particularly in relation to forensic investigations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK


"This is an invaluable reference to those training in the fields of anthropology, skeletal biology, archaeology, and forensic science. Its amazing use of detailed illustrations and descriptions satisfy the desperate need for a book dedicated solely to juvenile osteology. By providing a more manageable and affordable text, the authors have provided a solution to the problems that their previous book posed for students and have further distinguished themselves as the authors of the ultimate reference in the study of juvenile osteology." --DOODY'S

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