November122011
Book Recommendation

Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual
by William M Bass
‘This manual is directed specifically to workers in the field, presenting the necessary information for the identification and analysis of the bones of the human skeleton. It gives a basic anatomy of the bones, major anatomical landmarks, criteria for determining right or left side of paired bones, basic anthropometric measurements, and indices and comparative data. Includes an introduction to the subject, and a guide to identifying subadult material. The manual presents each bone separately, along with information on its growth, age, sex, and measurements, and is divided into 3 sections: the skull; the postcranial skeleton; human dentition.’
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Priced at £26.95 from Oxbow Books (the link above) - the cheapest place to buy it; some of the copies on Amazon and Ebay are over £100!
Although it says the book is intended for people working in the field, I’d also recommend this for students, as it is very comprehensive and contains and extensive amount of information which I have found is not always available in the text books that some of my classmates use.
It’s written by the anthropologist who founded The Body Farm in Tennessee. 

Book Recommendation

Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual

by William M Bass

This manual is directed specifically to workers in the field, presenting the necessary information for the identification and analysis of the bones of the human skeleton. It gives a basic anatomy of the bones, major anatomical landmarks, criteria for determining right or left side of paired bones, basic anthropometric measurements, and indices and comparative data. Includes an introduction to the subject, and a guide to identifying subadult material. The manual presents each bone separately, along with information on its growth, age, sex, and measurements, and is divided into 3 sections: the skull; the postcranial skeleton; human dentition.’

[x]

Priced at £26.95 from Oxbow Books (the link above) - the cheapest place to buy it; some of the copies on Amazon and Ebay are over £100!

Although it says the book is intended for people working in the field, I’d also recommend this for students, as it is very comprehensive and contains and extensive amount of information which I have found is not always available in the text books that some of my classmates use.

It’s written by the anthropologist who founded The Body Farm in Tennessee. 

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