Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis Includes CD-ROM by Jeffrey H. SchwartzSkeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis Includes CD-ROM by Jeffrey H. Schwartz

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

byJeffrey H. Schwartz

Hardcover | September 13, 2006

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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
Jeffrey H. Schwartz is Professor of Physical Anthropology and Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Title:Skeleton Keys: An Introduction to Human Skeletal Morphology, Development, and Analysis Includes CD…Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 7.6 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:September 13, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195188594

ISBN - 13:9780195188592


Table of Contents

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:

Editorial Reviews

"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