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Human Osteology
In Archaeology and Forensic Science

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Don Brothwell, Louise Scheuer, Sue Black, Louise Humphrey, Mary Lewis, Margaret Cox, David Whittaker, Andrew Chamberlain, Simon Mays, Charlotte Roberts, Juliet Rogers, Megan Brickley, Trevor Anderson, Chrissie Freeth, Angela Gernaey, David Minnikin, Lynne Bell, Kim Piper, Andrew Tyrrell, James Steele, Richard Neave, Anthea Boylston, Christopher Knüsel, Jacqueline McKinley, Christina Nielson-Marsh, Gordon Turner-Walker, Robert Hedges, Alistair Pike, Matthew Collins, Keri Brown, John Robb
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  • Date Published: January 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521691468

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  • This advanced textbook provides the reader with an up-to-date account of recent developments and future potential in the study of human skeletons from both an archaeological and forensic context. It is well-illustrated, comprehensive in its coverage and is divided into six sections for ease of reference, encompassing such areas as palaeodemography, juvenile health and growth, disease and trauma, normal skeletal variation, biochemical and microscopic analyses and facial reconstruction. Each chapter is written by a recognised specialist in the field, and includes in-depth discussion of the reliability of methods, with appropriate references, and current and future research directions. It is essential reading for all students undertaking osteology as part of their studies and will also prove a valuable reference for forensic scientists, both in the field and the laboratory.

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    • Date Published: January 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521691468
    • length: 548 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Author biographies
    Preface
    1. Studies on skeletal and dental variation: a view across two centuries Don Brothwell
    Section I. Juvenile Health, Growth and Development: Introduction
    2. Development and ageing of the juvenile skeleton Louise Scheuer and Sue Black
    3. Growth studies of past populations: an overview and an example Louise Humphrey
    4. Non-adult palaeopathology: current status and future potential Mary Lewis
    Section II. Palaeodemography: Introduction
    5. Ageing adults from the skeleton Margaret Cox
    6. Ageing from the dentition David Whittaker
    7. Problems and prospects in palaeodemography Andrew Chamberlain
    8. Sex determination in skeletal remains Simon Mays and Margaret Cox
    9. Assessment of parturition Margaret Cox
    Section III. Disease in the Past: Introduction
    10. Infectious disease in biocultural perspective: past, present and future work in Britain Charlotte Roberts
    11. The palaeopathology of joint disease Juliet Rogers
    12. The diagnosis of metabolic disease in archaeological bone Megan Brickley
    13. Congenital conditions and neoplastic disease in British palaeopathology Trevor Anderson
    14. Dental health in British antiquity Chrissie Freeth
    15. Chemical methods in palaeopathology Angela Gernaey and David Minnikin
    16. An introduction to palaeohistopathology Lynne Bell and Kim Piper
    Section IV. Human Variation: Introduction
    17. Biodistance studies using craniometric variation in British archaeological skeletal material Simon Mays
    18. Skeletal non-metric traits and the assessment of inter- and intra- population diversity: past problems and future potential Andrew Tyrrell
    19. Skeletal indicators of handedness James Steele
    20. Forensic and archaeological reconstruction of the human face upon the skull Richard Neave
    Section V. Assaults on the Skeleton: Introduction
    21. Trauma in biocultural perspective: past, present and future work in Britain Charlotte Roberts
    22. Evidence for weapon-related trauma in British archaeological samples Anthea Boylston
    23. Bone adaptation and its relationship to physical activity in the past Christopher Knüsel
    24. The analysis of cremated bone Jacqueline McKinley
    Section VI. Microscopic, Biochemical and Analytical Approaches: Introduction
    25. New directions in the analysis of stable isotopes in excavated bones and teeth Simon Mays
    26. The chemical degradation of bone Christina Nielsen-Marsh, Angela Gernaey, Gordon Turner-Walker, Robert Hedges, Alistair Pike and Matthew Collins
    27. Ancient DNA applications in human osteoarchaeology: achievements, problems and potential Keri Brown
    28. Analysing human skeletal data John Robb
    29. Forensic osteology in the United Kingdom Sue Black
    Index.

  • Editors

    Margaret Cox

    Simon Mays

    Contributors

    Don Brothwell, Louise Scheuer, Sue Black, Louise Humphrey, Mary Lewis, Margaret Cox, David Whittaker, Andrew Chamberlain, Simon Mays, Charlotte Roberts, Juliet Rogers, Megan Brickley, Trevor Anderson, Chrissie Freeth, Angela Gernaey, David Minnikin, Lynne Bell, Kim Piper, Andrew Tyrrell, James Steele, Richard Neave, Anthea Boylston, Christopher Knüsel, Jacqueline McKinley, Christina Nielson-Marsh, Gordon Turner-Walker, Robert Hedges, Alistair Pike, Matthew Collins, Keri Brown, John Robb

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