Human Osteology: In Archaeology and Forensic Science (Paperback)

Human Osteology: In Archaeology and Forensic Science By Margaret Cox (Editor), Simon Mays (Editor) Cover Image
By Margaret Cox (Editor), Simon Mays (Editor)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521691468
ISBN-10: 052169146X
Publisher: Greenwich Medical Media
Publication Date: January 4th, 2000
Pages: 548
Language: English