An important resource for those seeking to understand advanced methods of analyses of human skeletal and dental remains from archaeological and forensic contexts
Now in its third edition, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton has become a key reference for bioarchaeologists, human osteologists, and paleopathologists throughout the world. It builds upon basic skills to provide the foundation for advanced scientific analyses of human skeletal remains framed in appropriate cultural, archaeological, and theoretical contexts.
This new edition features updated coverage of topics including histomorphometry, dental morphology, stable isotope methods, and ancient DNA written by experts from within their respective research fields, as well as a number of new chapters on paleopathology. It also covers bioarchaeological ethics; taphonomy and the nature of archaeological assemblages; biomechanical analyses of archaeological human skeletons; and more.
- Fully updated and revised including new chapters and authors
- Individual chapters prepared by experts in their respective research fields
- Information provided on context, methods, applications, promises, and pitfalls
- Features many case studies
Filled with the latest advanced methods and techniques for analyzing skeletal and dental remains from archaeological discoveries, Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton is a trusted text for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and interested professionals in Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology, and Paleopathology.