PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (M. ANNE KATZENBERG AND SHELLEY R. SAUNDERS).
FOREWORD (JANE E. BUIKSTRA).
PART: I THEORY AND APPLICATION IN STUDIES OF PAST PEOPLES.
1. Bioarchaeological Ethics: A Historical Perspective on the Value of Human Remains (Phillip L. Walker).
2. Forensic Anthropology: Methodology and Diversity of Applications (Douglas H. Ubelaker).
3. Taphonomy and the Nature of Archaeological Assemblages (Ann L. W. Stodder).
PART II: MORPHOLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL ANALYSES.
4. Juvenile Skeletons and Growth-Related Studies (Shelley R. Saunders).
5. Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation (Alexander G. Robling and Sam D. Stout).
6. Biomechanical Analyses of Archaeological Human Skeletons (Christopher B. Ruff).
7. Morphometrics and Biological Anthropology in the Postgenomic Age (Benedikt Hallgrímsson, Miriam Leah Zelditch, Trish E. Parsons, Erika Kristensen, Nathan M. Young, and Steven K. Boyd).
8. Reading Between the Lines: Dental Development and Subadult Age Assessment Using the Microstructural Growth Markers of Teeth (Charles M. FitzGerald and Jerome C. Rose).
9. Dental Morphology (G. Richard Scott).
PART III: PREHISTORIC HEALTH AND DISEASE.
10. Dental Pathology (Simon Hillson).
11. Analysis and Interpretation of Skeletal Trauma (Nancy C. Lovell).
12. Light and Broken Bones: Examining and Interpreting Bone Loss and Osteoporosis in Past Populations (Sabrina C. Agarwal).
PART IV: CHEMICAL AND GENETIC ANALYSES OF HARD TISSUES.
13. Stable Isotope Analysis: A Tool for Studying Past Diet, Demography, and Life History (M. Anne Katzenberg).
14. Bone Chemistry and Trace Element Analysis (James Burton).
15. DNA Analysis of Archaeological Remains (Anne C. Stone).
PART V: QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND POPULATION STUDIES.
16. Metric Analysis of Skeletal Remains: Methods and Applications (Michael Pietrusewsky).
17. Nonmetric Trait Variation in the Skeleton: Abnormalities, Anomalies, and Atavisms (Shelley R. Saunders and Dori L. Rainey).
18. Advances in Paleodemography (George R. Milner, James W. Wood, and Jesper L. Boldsen).
19. Method and Theory in Paleodemography, with an Application to a Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Village from the Late Eastern Woodlands of North America (Richard S. Meindl, Robert P. Mensforth, and C. Owen Lovejoy).
""This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience."" (The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2009)
""The editors and the individual authors are to be recommended for having produced a volume that skeletal biologists, aspiring and seasoned, can profitably add to their personal libraries."" (American Journal of Human Biology, January 2009)
""Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology and provides an in depth introduction to human skeletal biology. The structure of the book makes it easy for the reader to follow the progression of the field of human skeletal biology."" (PaleoAnthropology, 2009)