Comparative Skeletal Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas for Medical Examiners, Coroners, Forensic Anthropologists, and Archaeologists

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 13, 2009 - Medical - 348 pages
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Forensic scientists working with human skeletal remains must be able to differentiate between human and non-human bones. Comparative Skeletal Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas for Medical Examiners, Coroners, Forensic Anthropologists, and Archaeologists fills a void in the literature by providing a comprehensive photographic guide of both human and non-human bones that is useful to those working in the fields of archaeology or the forensic sciences. This volume is a photographic atlas of common animal bones and is the first to focus comparatively on both human and animal osteology. Throughout this groundbreaking text, animal bones are photographed alongside the corresponding human bone, allowing the reader to observe size and shape variations. The goal of this guide is to help experienced archaeologists and forensic scientists distinguish human remains from common animal species, including horses, cows, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep, and pigs, among others. Comprehensive and timely, Comparative Skeletal Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas for Medical Examiners, Coroners, Forensic Anthropologists, and Archaeologists is sure to become an essential reference for all forensic scientists and archeologists working with human skeletal remains.

 

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i dont know about the "pro's" 1-star review on amazon, but as a animal science student learning the anatomy of many different livestock species, this is like the bible, but better. there are many pictures i can see clearly (i dont see any pixelation) and i get to see many different views of the same bones which is very helpful as i tend to get confused with lateral, medial, cranial, caudal. all-in-all, i highly recommend this piece of fine literature to any student (or professional who doesn't have their panties in a bunch). 

Contents

Introduction
1
Human vs Horse 9
8
Human vs Cow
29
Human vs Bear
45
Human vs Deer
75
Human vs Pig
97
Human vs Goat
117
Human vs Sheep
133
Human Vs Opossum
195
Human vs Cat
217
Human vs Rabbit
235
Human vs Turkey
251
Human vs Duck
269
Human vs Chicken
289
Miscellaneous
307
Traces of Butchery and Bone Working
323

Human vs Dog
153
Human vs Raccoon
177

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