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Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual (Special Publications of the Missouri Archaeological Society #2)

4.4 of 5 stars 4.40  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Discusses ways to identify human bones and how to reconstruct a skeleton; useful in the forensic fields and for archaeology.
Spiral-bound, 361 pages
Published January 1st 1995 by Missouri Archaeological Society (first published January 28th 1971)
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Jenny
The hip bone's connected to the thigh bone...This manual is left over from a Forensic Anthropology class I dropped in college way back in 1998, so I'm pretty sure that the edition I have is outdated. Anyway, I learned that children's bones are not fully ossified until about age 25 and that there isn't much difference between males and females (except for the pelvis) other than males generally have larger bones. This manual is just a general introduction to osteology and if I happened upon a heap ...more
Aluvrianne
Be aware that a 5th edition is a available.

If this book held up better, it would get a higher rating. I went through three copies of Bass as an MA student since the wire binding is wonderful at not keeping the book held together. Tim D. White's Human Bone Manual has a far superior binding.
R.K. MacPherson
This is one of a handful of books I'd take on assignment. If you're looking for a solid reference, you will do no better than Bill Bass's manual.
Sharon Ferguson
My textbook for Forensic Anthropology under the direction of Dr. David Glassman at Southwest Texas State University, 1986 (now Texas State).
Valerie
Mar 28, 2009 Valerie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Valerie by: Rob Edwards
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I never had a chance to use this field manual when I was involved in Archaeology. I am probably grateful for that, in hindsight.
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Currently reading it for my Biological Anthropology class. So far so good.
Marcus
Great field manual, but somewhat out of date.
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William M. Bass is a U.S. forensic anthropologist, renowned for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. He has also assisted federal, local, and non-US authorities in the identification of human remains. He taught at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and though currently retired from teaching, still plays
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