Human Osteology

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Gulf Professional Publishing, 2000 - Medical - 563 pages
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Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. This book will continue to be an essential text for courses on the human skeleton, as well as a basic reference and field manual for professional osteologists and anatomists, forensic scientists, paleontologists, and archaeologists.
Human Osteology, Second Edition includes nearly a decade of advances in osteological research since the first edition. Each chapter has been strengthened and updated, including a new chapter on molecular osteology and four new case studies drawn from more recent research. This edition also includes a valuable guide to electronic resources in osteology.

Key Features
* Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of exceptional photographs and drawings specifically designed to show a maximum amount of anatomical information
* Based on nearly 25 years of teaching human osteology
* Skeletal parts shown life-size for ease of study and use
* Four new case studies emphasize the correct and positive identification of human bones and teeth, which is fundamental in paleontology, archaeology, and forensic science
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
3
CHAPTER
13
CHAPTER
15
CHAPTER
26
Anatomical Terminology
35
CHAPTER 4
53
12
56
CHAPTER 16
319
CHAPTER 17
338
87
346
CHAPTER 18
382
CHAPTER 19
408
CHAPTER 20
425
CHAPTER 21
441
CHAPTER 22
451

14
64
20
72
CHAPTER 5
109
CHAPTER 6
137
CHAPTER 7
157
CHAPTER 8
167
CHAPTER 9
179
CHAPTER 10
199
CHAPTER 11
217
CHAPTER 12
231
Tarsals Metatarsals and Phalanges
257
CHAPTER 14
277
Analysis and Reporting of Skeletal Remains
303
CHAPTER 23
459
CHAPTER 24
467
CHAPTER 25
477
CHAPTER 27
500
APPENDIX
517
Glossary
523
Bibliography
531
89
534
92
541
93
549
Index
555
95
562
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The Archaeology of Human Bones
Simon Mays
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University of California, Berkeley

Marine Center, Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

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