Human Osteology (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jan 21, 2011 - Science - 688 pages
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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.

KEY FEATURES:
* From the world renowned and bestselling team of osteologist Tim D. White, Michael T. Black and photographer Pieter A. Folkens
* Includes hundreds of exceptional photographs in exquisite detail showing the maximum amount of anatomical information
* Features updated and expanded coverage including forensic damage to bone and updated case study examples
* Presents life sized images of skeletal parts for ease of study and reference
  

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User Review  - Kassilem - LibraryThing

Here is another textbook down for the semester. This was my favorite this semester. Not surprising since Iím very interested in bones. This book has it all. Everything you could want to know about ... Read full review

Review: Human Osteology, Third Edition

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

The pictures were decent but many of the labels were off or difficult to see. The sections on indivduation were lacking with many better tips found in William M. Bass's field manual Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Anatomical Terminology
11
Bone Biology and Variation
25
Skull Cranium and Mandible
43
Teeth
101
Hyoid and Vertebrae
129
Thorax Sternum and Ribs
149
Shoulder GirdleClavicle and Scapula
161
Osteological and Dental Pathology
429
Postmortem Skeletal Modification
459
The Biology of Skeletal Populations Discrete Traits Distance Diet Disease and Demography
475
Molecular Osteology
491
Forensic Case Study Homicide We Have the Witnesses but No Body
499
Forensic Case Study Child Abuse the Skeletal Perspective
507
Archaeological Case Study The Bioarchaeology of the Stillwater Marsh Nevada
513
Archaeological Case Study Anasazi Remains from Cottonwood Canyon
521

Arm Humerus Radius and Ulna
175
Hand Carpals Metacarpals and Phalanges
199
Pelvis Sacrum Coccyx and Os Coxae
219
Leg Femur Patella Tibia and Fibula
241
Foot Tarsals Metatarsals and Phalanges
271
Anatomical and Biomechanical Context
295
Field Procedures for Skeletal Remains
317
Laboratory Procedures and Reporting
331
Ethics in Osteology
357
Assessment of Age Sex Stature Ancestry and Identity of the individual
379
Paleontological Case Study The Pit of the Bones
533
Paleontological Case Study Ardi the Ardipithecus ramidus skeleton from Ethiopia
541
Imaging Methodology
559
A Decision Tree Key Approach to Tooth Identification
563
Online Resources for Human Osteology
573
Glossary
577
Bibliography
593
Index
633
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University of California, Berkeley