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Title Age estimation of the human skeleton / edited by Krista E. Latham and Michael Finnegan ; with a foreword by Stanley J. Rhine
Published Springfield, Ill. : Charles C. Thomas Publisher, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 277 pages) : illustrations
Contents Ch. 1. Dental aging techniques: a review -- ch. 2. The estimation of age at death through the examination of root transparency -- ch. 3. Age estimation by root dentin transparency of single rooted teeth -- ch. 4. Age estimation by root dentin transparency of double rooted mandibular molars -- ch. 5. Age estimation of adult remains from the dentition -- ch. 6. The nature and sources of error in the estimation of age at death from the skeleton -- ch. 7. Applications of the human sacrum in age at death estimation -- ch. 8. Limitations of cartilage ossification as an indicator of age at death -- ch. 9. Determination of age at death using the acetabulum of the os coxa -- ch. 10. Estimation of age from fetal remains -- ch. 11. Revisiting McKern and Stewart (1957): A comparison of pubic symphysis methods at the JPAC-CIL -- ch. 12. Recent advances in the estimation of age at death from the assessment of immature bone -- ch. 13. The application of cortical bone histomorphometrics -- ch. 14. Skeletal aging using frontal bone histomorphometrics -- ch. 15. Histological age estimation in subadults -- ch. 16. Multifactorial estimation of age at death from the human skeleton -- ch. 17. A test of the forensic application of transition analysis with the pubic symphysis -- Index
Summary "Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a needed up-to-date book providing anthropologists and anatomists with a broad spectrum of techniques focused on aging human skeletal remains. It represents the most current reference book devoted entirely to estimating age at death for skeletonized and decomposed human remains and is a convenient starting point for practical and research applications. This book is a valuable reference for all individuals interested in the identification or analysis of human remains including forensic eanthropologists, bioarchaeologists, forensic odontologists, pathologists and anatomists at student and professional levels. Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton would serve as an ideal supplemental textbook for introductory and advanced osteology and forensic anthropology courses. Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a collection of some of the latest research in age estimation techniques of human skeletal remains. It compiles recent scientific research on age at death estimation using dental and gross skeletal morphological indicators of age, as well as histological and multifactorial age estimation techniques. Age estimation methods from all life-stage categories, including: fetal, sub-adult, and adult are included in the book. Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton also includes chapters that evaluate and review the older, more traditional aging techniques as well as information that explores future directions and considerations for research in this area. Overall, Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton bolsters the references available to researchers in academic, laboratory, and medicolegal facilities and is an attractive text to a sizable spectrum of analysts"--EBL book details
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Dental anthropology.
Forensic anthropology.
Forensic osteology.
Human body -- Composition -- Age factors.
Human skeleton -- Analysis.
Human skeleton -- Growth.
Age Determination by Skeleton -- methods.
Age Determination by Teeth -- methods.
Forensic Anthropology -- methods.
Forensic Dentistry -- methods.
Osteogenesis -- physiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Buikstra, Jane E.
Finnegan, J. Michael.
Latham, Krista E.
Rhine, Stanley.
ISBN 0398086249 (electronic bk.)
9780398086244 (electronic bk.)
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