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Human Osteology

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Human Osteology, Second Edition is designed for students and professionals who wish to advance their osteological skills in terms of accurately identifying human skeletal remains, however isolated and fragmentary. These remains can then be used to deduce information about the original lives of the deceased individuals. This book will continue to be an essential text for co ...more
Hardcover, 2nd Edition, 563 pages
Published October 1999 by Academic Press (first published January 1991)
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Gisselle Garcia-Pack
Sep 11, 2007 Gisselle Garcia-Pack rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Osteologists, Biological Anthropologists, Forensic Anthropologists, etc..
This book provides true to life, actual-sized pictures of every bone in the human body from multiple angles. It teaches how to side, age, sex, and pretty much identify every human bone. There is a reason why it's one of the bibles of human osteology. If you work with human skeletal remains, then you probably already own it.
Jason Barnhart
Feb 12, 2014 Jason Barnhart rated it it was amazing
I have read this "reference" book a few times and studied it for several classes. Hands down the best study aid for human osteology I have ever encountered. Got me through a number of archaeology classes, papers and fieldwork.
Mar 13, 2016 Hybrazil rated it it was amazing
The clay tablets in forensic osteology.
Sep 27, 2015 Kiela rated it it was amazing
The ultimate osteology resource.
Jul 23, 2012 Planchette rated it it was amazing
This is, hands down, one of the best osteological references there is. It is everything you could hope for without moving to 3d or video. Its value lies mainly in the photographs with different views, and in the systematic way it guides you through identifying bones. It includes dental identification.
Dec 02, 2014 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The pictures were decent but many of the labels were off or difficult to see. The sections on indivduation were lacking with many better tips found in William M. Bass's field manual
Aug 02, 2011 Sophia rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on human osteology and the pictures are beautiful. The text could use more pictures on paleopathological bone.
Jun 02, 2007 Roseanna added it
Recommends it for: osteologists
the tell all and end all of all begining osteological texts I love this book.
Jan 28, 2010 Tim rated it it was amazing
Human Osteology, Second Edition by Tim D. White (1999)
Sep 09, 2009 Marcus rated it it was amazing
The top guide to osteology available!
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