734 pages, 3000 colour illustrations
Written by one of the most respected forensic anthropologists in the world for use in the laboratory or in the field, "Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas" provides a practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body. This reference features high quality photographs that illustrate shape and structural distinctions by showing similar bones from various angles, highlighting the contrast between human bones and those of other species. To identify commonly confused bones, separate sections are organized by types of bone as well as by groups of species, allowing for easy access to information.
! a much-needed reference with many excellent color images for comparative skeletal anatomy focused on human bones and nonhuman bones that are most likely to be encountered in a medicolegal investigation ! the amount of text is just right. The most important information is conveyed in a concise way that is useful for the novice and expert alike. The images of the bones are excellent ! This book is an essential resource for professionals involved in medicolegal investigation who routinely deal with distinguishing human and nonhuman bone. It also has applications beyond forensic anthropology, including archaeology and comparative skeletal anatomy and should be a welcome addition to many classroom libraries. --Dawn M. Mulhern, Ph.D., Journal of Forensic Sciences, volume 54, issue 6
Introduction What is Bone? Overview of Skeletons of Quadrupeds and a Biped Overview of Skeletal and Dental Growth and Development Human-Nonhuman Bone Comparisons Cranium Mandible Dentition Scapula Humerus Radius Ulna Metacarpals Vertebrae Pelvis Femur Tibia Fibula Metatarsals Nonhuman Skeletal Elements Human (Homo Sapiens) Artiodactyla (10 species) Perissodactyla (1 species) Carnivora (11 species) Rodentia (7 species) Xenarthra (1 species) Marsupialia (1 species) Chiroptera (1 species) Marine Mammals (1 species)
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