Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis Includes CD…

Hardcover | September 13, 2006

byJeffrey H. Schwartz

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In Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis, Second Edition, Jeffrey H. Schwartz presents a detailed yet highly accessible introduction to the study of the human skeleton. This unique volume examines the skeleton from its developmental basis to theexpression of individual variation. It reviews a variety of different approaches used to determine an individual's sex, age, and pathological history and challenges readers to think critically about how to analyze a human skeleton rather than learning formulas for quick results. An ideal text forcourses in human osteology, skeletal analysis, and bioarchaeology, this book is also a helpful reference for professionals. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of Skeleton Keys features: * A unique CD-ROM containing hundreds of color images of skeletons and skeletal elements--demonstrating morphology, pathology, and nonmetric variation--that can be used as classroom projections or for individual study * Coverage of the most recent developments in the field, including the molecular regulation of bone and tooth formation * Expanded studies in each area of analysis: sex, age, nonmetric variation, pathology, biodistance and bioarchaeology, and stable isotope analysis * Additional photographic images, especially in the pathology and sexing chapters * Two separate and extensively illustrated chapters on the skull, one dealing with articulated elements and one with isolated bones (these topics were covered in one chapter in the first edition) * Integration of material--such as anthropometric landmarks--from appendices in the previous edition into relevant chapters as tables * More accessible language throughout and an extensive glossary

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In Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis, Second Edition, Jeffrey H. Schwartz presents a detailed yet highly accessible introduction to the study of the human skeleton. This unique volume examines the skeleton from its developmental basis to theexpression of individual variation. It revi...

Jeffrey H. Schwartz is Professor of Physical Anthropology and Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 7.6 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface: 1. An Introduction to Skeletal Anatomy and the Development, Physiology, and Biochemistry of BoneThe Terminology of Anatomical PositionUnits of the Skeleton and Their Articular RelationsGross Anatomy of BoneOsteogenesis: The Formation of BoneRegulation of and Abnormalities in Bone GrowthOther Pathological Aspects of Bone Growth and PhysiologyBone Biochemistry and Diet2. The SkullExternal MorphologyCranium: Facial Skeleton: Internal MorphologySkullcap: Base of the Skull: Nasal Cavity: 3. Individual Bones of the SkullMandibleMorphology: Development and Ossification: MaxillaMorphology: Development and Ossification: The Palatine BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: Nasal BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: Lacrimal BoneFrontal BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: Parietal BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: ZygomaMorphology: Development and Ossification: VomerInferior Nasal ConchaEthmoidMorphology: Development and Ossification: Temporal BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: Occipital BoneMorphology: Development and Ossification: SphenoidMorphology: Development and Ossification: HyoidInner Ear Bones4. The Postcranial Axial Skeleton: Vertebral Column, Sacrum, Sternum, and RibsVertebral Column: OverviewMorphology: Development and Ossification: True VertebraeMorphology: Development and Ossification: First and Second Cervical VertebraeMorphology: Development and Ossification: SacrumMorphology: Development and Ossification: CoccyxMorphology: Development and Ossification: SternumMorphology: Development and Ossification: RibsMorphology: Development and Ossification: 5. The Upper LimbScapulaMorphology: Development and Ossification: ClavicleMorphology: Development and Ossification: HumerusMorphology: Development and Ossification: RadiusMorphology: Development and Ossification: UlnaMorphology: Development and Ossification: The HandCarpusOssification of the Carpals: ScaphoidLunateTriquetralPisiformTrapeziumTrapezoidCapitateHamateMetacarpalsMorphology: Development and Ossification: PhalangesMorphology: Development and Ossification: Determination of Stature from Upper Limb Bones6. The Lower LimbPelvic GirdleMorphology: Development and Ossification: FemurMorphology: Development and Ossification: PatellaTibiaMorphology: Development and Ossification: FibulaMorphology: Development and Ossification: The FootTarsusMorphology: Development and Ossification: TalusCalcaneusNavicularMedial CuneiformIntermediate CuneiformLateral CuneiformCuboidMetatarsalsMorphology: Development and Ossification: PhalangesMorphology: Development and Ossification: Determination of Stature from Lower Limb Bones7. TeethBasic Gross Dental AnatomyDifferent Dentitions: An OverviewTooth Surfaces and OrientationBasic Nomenclature of Crown AnatomyMolars: An OverviewUpper Molars: Upper Premolars: Upper Canine: Upper Incisors: Lower Molars: Lower Premolars: Lower Canine: Lower Incisors: Summary of Permanent Tooth IdentificationIncisors: Canines: Premolars: Molars: Deciduous TeethEnamel: Normal and Other FeaturesSupernumerary Teeth and Tooth Agenesis: Tooth Eruption and Root FormationCrown Development: An OverviewMolecular Regulation of Crown Development: A Brief Overview8. AgingOverviewChildhoodTooth Formation Sequences: A Brief Overview: Tooth Formation and Eruption Sequences: A Discussion: Cranium: Postcranium: Juvenile AgeOverview: Epiphyseal Union: AdulthoodPubic Symphysis: Auricular Region (Ilium): Rib (Sternal End): Other Postcranial Elements: Skull: Age-Related Changes in TeethThe Complex Method of Determining Adult Age (After Acsadi and Nemeskeri, 1970)The Proximal Humerus: Phases of Age-Related Change: The Proximal Femur: Phases of Age-Related Change: The Pubic Symphysis: Phases of Age-Related Change: Calculation of Age: The Multifactorial Method of Determining Summary Age (After Lovejoy et al., 1985a)Histological Age-Related Changes in BoneSpecimen Preparation: Gross Histological Changes in Cortical Bone: Detailed Histological Changes in Cortical Bone: 9. Differentially Expressed Morphological Character States: Nonmetric Variation, Sex Determination, Populations, and a Discussion of Biodistance AnalysisOverviewConsidering the Bases of Nondental, Nonmetric VariationDental Nonmetric TraitsThe Assessment of Skeletal Sexual DimorphismNonmetric Variation, Sexual Dimorphism, and PopulationsA Discussion of Metric Approaches to Biodistance Analysis10. Pathology: Disease, Trauma, and StressOverviewInfectious Diseases of BoneJoint DiseasesDiffuse Idiopathic Skeletal HyperostosisTumorsBone NecrosisFractures and TraumaInfectious and Degenerative Diseases of the Jaws and TeethAppendix A: OsteometryCranial and Mandibular MeasurementsPostcranial MeasurementsPostcranial IndicesAppendix B: Comparative Osteology: Human, Deer, Bear, PigGlossary: References: Index:

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"The quality of the images is excellent. These images on a CD will enhance the student experience. . . . [This book is a] very useful text for any biological anthropologist and ideal for osteology courses of various levels."--Helen Cho, Davidson College