Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Elizabeth A. DigangiResearch Methods in Human Skeletal Biology by Elizabeth A. Digangi

Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology

byElizabeth A. DigangiEditorMegan K. Moore

Hardcover | September 25, 2012

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Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biologyserves as the one location readers can go to not only learn how to conduct research in general, but how research is specifically conducted within human skeletal biology. It outlines the current types of research being conducted within each sub-specialty of skeletal biology, and gives the reader the tools to set up a research project in skeletal biology. It also suggests several ideas for potential projects. Each chapter has an inclusive bibliography, which can serve as a good jumpstart for project references.

  • Provides a step-by-step guide to conducting research in human skeletal biology
  • Covers diverse topics (sexing, aging, stature and ancestry estimation) and new technologies (histology, medical imaging, and geometric morphometrics)
  • Excellent accompaniment to existing forensic anthropology or osteology works
Dr. Elizabeth A. DiGangi received her bachelor's degree in anthropology and history, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo. While working on her bachelor's degree, she was one of the recipients of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Fellowship in Biology where she received her first scientific research experienc...
Title:Research Methods in Human Skeletal BiologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123851890

ISBN - 13:9780123851895

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Research in Skeletal Biology 1. Introduction to Skeletal Biology - Elizabeth A. DiGangi and Megan K. Moore 2. Application of the Scientific Method to Skeletal Biology - Elizabeth A. DiGangi and Megan K. Moore

Part II: Research on Aspects of the Biological Profile 3. Age-at-Death Estimation - Natalie Uhl 4. Sex Estimation and Assessment - Megan K. Moore 5. Ancestry Estimation - Elizabeth A. DiGangi and Joseph T. Hefner 6. Stature Estimation - Megan K. Moore and Ann H. Ross 7. Paleopathology - Maria O. Smith 8. Investigation of Skeletal Trauma - Anne M. Kroman and Steven A. Symes 9. Taphonomy - Kerriann Marden, Marcella H. Sorg and William D. Haglund 10. Dental Anthropology - Emily Hammerl 11. Demography - Lyle W. Konigsberg and Susan R. Frankenberg

Part III: Technological Advances 12. Geometric Morphometrics - Ashley H. McKeown and Ryan W. Schmidt 13. Bone and Dental Histology - Lindsay H. Trammell and Anne M. Kroman 14. Functional Morphology and Medical Imaging - Megan K. Moore 15. Isotopes - Jonathan D. Bethard 16. Molecular Methods - Graciela S. Cabana, Brannon I. Hulsey, and Frankie L. Pack

Part IV: Completing and Cultivating the Scientific Process 17. Library Research, Presenting, and Publishing - Elizabeth A. DiGangi 18. Future Research Considerations in Human Skeletal Biology - Elizabeth A. DiGangi and Megan K. Moore


Editorial Reviews

".this book aims to assist students in developing a research focus and learning appropriate methods in order to build a strong foundation for future work."--Evidence Technology Magazine, July-August 2013 "This book is designed as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in modern human skeletal biology with the goal of providing more detailed introductions to the many techniques available than do other books.Most chapters include case studies exemplifying the approaches and their results; a glossary adds value. Valuable for classroom and library use."--Choice, July 2013