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Author White, T. D. (Timothy D.)

Title Human osteology / Tim D. White, Michael T. Black, Pieter A. Folkens
Edition 3rd ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 662 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Anatomical terminology -- Bone biology and variation -- Skull: cranium and mandible -- Teeth -- Hyoid and vertebrae -- Thorax: sternum and ribs -- Shoulder girdle: clavicle and scapula -- Arm: humerus, radius, and ulna -- Hand: carpals, metacarpals, & phalanges -- Pelvis: sacrum, coccyx, and os coxae -- Leg: femur, patella, tibia, and fibula -- Foot: tarsals, metatarsals, & phalanges -- Anatomical and biomechanical context -- Field procedures for skeletal remains -- Laboratory procedures and reporting -- Ethics in osteology -- Assessment of age, sex, stature, ancestry, and identity of the individual -- Osteological and dental pathology -- Postmortem skeletal modification -- The biology of skeletal populations: discrete traits, distance, diet, disease, and demography -- Molecular osteology -- Forensic case study--homicide: "We have the witnesses but no body" -- Forensic case study--child abuse, the skeletal perspective -- Archaeological case study--the bioarchaeology of the Stillwater Marsha, Nevada -- Archaeological case study--Anasazi remains from Cottonwood Canyon -- Paleontological case study--the Pit of the Bones -- Paleontological case study--"Ardi," the Ardipithecus ramidus skeleton from Ethiopia -- Appendix 1: Imaging methodology -- Appendix 2: A decision tree ("key") approach to tooth identification -- Appendix 3: Online resources for human osteology
Summary 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 ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-632) and index
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Subject Bones -- Pictorial works
Forensic anthropology.
Human remains (Archaeology)
Human skeleton -- Pictorial works
Human skeleton.
Physical anthropology.
Forensic anthropology.
Human remains (Archaeology)
Human skeleton.
MEDICAL -- Anatomy.
Physical anthropology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Genre/Form Pictorial works.
Form Electronic book
Author Black, Michael T.
Folkens, Pieter A.
ISBN 0080920853