Most archaeologists and bioarchaeologists receive little or no training in the recognition of skeletal remains of fetuses, infants, and children. Yet many research sites may contain such materials. Without a framework for identifying the bones or the excavation techniques suited to their recovery, archaeologists may often overlook subadult skeletal remains or even confuse them with animal bones.
The Osteology of Infants and Children fills the need for a field and lab manual on this important topic and provides a supplemental textbook for human osteology courses. Focusing on juvenile skeletons, their recovery and identification, and siding in both field and lab settings, the volume provides basic descriptions and careful illustrations of each skeletal element at varying stages of development, along with sections on differentiation from other bones and siding tips.
The book offers detailed treatment of the skull and teeth, including the cranial vault and facial bones, and examines the infracranial skeleton: vertebrae, pelvis, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet. A quick reference guide explains age estimation and identification templates.
The illustrations are enhanced by photographs from two recent archaeology projects in Egypt, at Abydos and Dakhleh Oasis. The extensive collection of fetal and child remains from these sites provides new reference material unavailable in previous publications, making this manual an unparalleled resource in the field of physical anthropology.
|Studying the bones of children||p. 3|
|Excavating the remains of fetuses, infants, and children||p. 11|
|The bones of the cranial vault||p. 31|
|The bones of the face||p. 42|
|The dentition : five steps for tooth identification||p. 54|
|The vertebral column and pelvic girdle||p. 75|
|The chest and shoulder girdle||p. 93|
|The bones of the arms and legs||p. 103|
|The bones of the hands and feet||p. 124|
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Series: Texas a & M University Anthropology Series
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 15th September 2005
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 21.59 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.57