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Published: 05 October 2006

416 Pages | 179 illus.

ISBN: 9780195188592

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Skeleton Keys

An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis

Second Edition

Jeffrey H. Schwartz

  • Chapters have been thoroughly revised to:
  • Incorporate the most recent developments in the field, including the molecular regulation of bone and tooth formation
  • Use more accessible language
  • Include more studies in each area of analysis (sex, age, nonmetric variation, pathology, biodistance and bioarchaeology, stable isotope analysis).
  • Places morphology into a meaningful context relevant to development and theory, as well as to classroom discussion, laboratory studies, and practical field techniques
  • Chapter on the skull was divided into two, one dealing with the articulated elements, and one with isolated bones
  • More photographic images have been added, especially in the pathology and sexing chapters. Aspects that were in appendices in the first edition - such as anthropometric landmarks - are now included in relevant chapters as tables.
  • Includes a lengthy glossary.

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