Part 1: Analytical Approaches in Palaeopathology.
1. The Chemical and Microbial Degradation of Bones and Teeth (Gordon Turner-Walker).
2. How Representative Are Human Skeletal Assemblages for Population Analysis? (Ron Pinhasi and Chryssi Bourbou).
3. Epidemiological Approaches in Palaeopathology (Ron Pinhasi and Katy Turner).
4. Macroscopic Analysis and Data Collection in Palaeopathology (Anne L. Grauer).
5. Radiography and Allied Techniques in the Palaeopathology of Skeletal Remains (Simon Mays).
6. Computed Tomography Scanning and Three-Dimensional Visualization of Mummies and Bog Bodies (Niels Lynnerup).
7. Histological Studies on Ancient Bone (Gordon Turner-Walker and Simon Mays).
8. Molecular Palaeopathology of Human Infectious Disease (Helen D. Donoghue).
9. Databases (William White).
Part 2: Diagnosis and Interpretation of Disease in Human Remains.
10. Differential Diagnosis of Skeletal Lesions in Infectious Disease (Donald J. Ortner).
11. Metabolic Bone Disease (Simon Mays).
12. Tumours and Tumour-like Processes (Don Brothwell).
13. Advances in the Palaeopathology of Teeth and Jaws (Alan Ogden).
14. Trauma (Pia Bennike).
15. Congenital Anomalies (Ethne Barnes).
16. Growth in Archaeological Populations (Ron Pinhasi).
""An excellent and detailed account of recent developments in the field of human palaeopathology. … This book offers an impressive amount of information for both students and more advanced researchers."" (Paleopathology Newsletter, December 2009)
""Pinhasi and Mays have produced an excellent, balanced compilation that reflects what is currently happening in paleopathology research and that nicely addresses paleopathology as both discipline and tool, highlighting technical advanced and schooling us on how disease manifests in the human skeleton. This is valuable resource that students and professionals interested in human paloepathology should consider adding to their libraries."" (American Journal of Human Biology, March 2009)
""Visually and textually, this volume is of exceptional value for guiding future generations of paleopathologists."" (American Journal of Physical Anthropology, January 2009)
""The strengths of the book are numerous … This important collection of 16 chapters provides state-of-the-art overviews of key elements of palaeopathology…. I strongly recommend the book"" (The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2008)
""Visually and textually, this volume is of exceptional value for guiding future generations of palaeopathologists."" (American Journal of Physical Anthropology, September 2008)
""The volume nicely demonstrates the shift from the descriptive, diagnostic approach of old to population-oriented research…strongly recommend the book."" (The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2008)