Biological anthropology of the human skeleton
- edited by M. Anne Katzenberg, Shelley R. Saunders.
- Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Liss, c2008.
- 2nd ed.
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"This book is virtually required reading for biologicalanthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer onosteological analyses for a wider audience."
-- The Quarterly Review of Biology , March 2009
"... a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing disciplineof physical anthropology... provides an in depth introductionto human skeletal biology. The structure of the book makes it easyfor the reader to follow the progression of the field of humanskeletal biology."
-- PaleoAnthropology , 2009 Issue
The First Edition of Biological Anthropology of the HumanSkeleton is the market-leading reference and textbook on thescientific analysis of human skeletal remains recovered fromarchaeological sites. Now, featuring scores of new or thoroughlyrevised content, this Second Edition provides the mostcomprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the topic available.
Like the previous edition, this Second Edition isorganized into five parts with contributing chapters written byexperts in the field of human skeletal biology: Part One coverstheory and application; Part Two discusses morphological analysesof bone, teeth, and age changes; Part Three reviews prehistorichealth and disease; Part Four examines chemical and geneticanalysis of hard tissues; and Part Five closes with coverage ofquantitative methods and population studies. Each chapter includesa review of recent studies, descriptions of analytical techniquesand underlying assumptions, theory, methodological advances, andspeculation about future research.
New or thoroughly revised content includes:
Techniques in the analysis of human skeletal and dentalremains
Extensive coverage of new technologies, including modernmorphometric techniques
Advances in the field of forensic anthropology
Enhanced discussion of ethical terms regarding the study ofaboriginal peoples' remains where those people are no longer thedominant culture
This book serves as an indispensable research guide tobiological anthropologists, osteologists, paleoanthropologists, andarchaeologists. Now with a stronger focus on teaching complexmaterial to students, this revised edition provides enhanced casestudies and discussions for future directions, making it aninvaluable textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduatestudents in biological anthropology and forensic anthropologyprograms.
- Preface to the Second Edition p. xi
- Preface to the First Edition p. xv
- Acknowledgments p. xxi
- Contributors p. xxiii
- Foreword p. xxxiii
- Part I Theory and Application in Studies of Past Peoples p. 1
- 1 Bioarchaeological Ethics: A Historical Perspective on the Value of Human Remains p. 3
- 2 Forensic Anthropology: Methodology and Diversity of Applications p. 41
- 3 Taphonomy and the Nature of Archaeological Assemblages p. 71
- Part II Morphological and Developmental Analyses p. 115
- 4 Juvenile Skeletons and Growth-Related Studies p. 117
- 5 Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation p. 149
- 6 Biomechanical Analyses of Archaeological Human Skeletons p. 183
- 7 Morphometrics and Biological Anthropology in the Postgenomic Age p. 207
- 8 Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth p. 237
- 9 Dental Morphology p. 265
- Part III Prehistoric Health and Disease p. 299
- 10 Dental Pathology p. 301
- 11 Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma p. 341
- 12 Light and Broken Bones: Examining and Interpreting Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Past Populations p. 387
- Part IV Chemical and Genetic Analyses of Hard Tissues p. 411
- 13 Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography, and Life History p. 413
- 14 Bone Chemistry and Trace Element Analysis p. 443
- 15 DNA Analysis of Archaeological Remains p. 461
- Part V Quantitative Methods and Population Studies p. 485
- 16 Metric Analysis of Skeletal Remains: Methods and Applications p. 487
- 17 Nonmetric Trait Variation in the Skeleton: Abnormalities, Anomalies, and Atavisms p. 533
- 18 Advances in Paleodemography p. 561
- 19 Method and Theory in Paleodemography, with an Application to a Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Village from the Late Eastern Woodlands of North America p. 601
- Index p. 619
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- Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Liss, c2008.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- xxxvi, 640 p.,  leaf of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
- OCLC Number
- Other Identifiers
- LCCN: 2007024555