I would highly recommend this book to any student of human anatomy, and to any archaeologist who may come into contact with human remains. As with the authors' earlier text "Human Osteology", this book has excellent photographs and descriptions of human bones, but has the added benefit of being small and light enough to carry about, and is cheap enough to take on site without fear. The photographs are now labelled with the names of the bones, rather than an alphabetical key, which makes this a better quick-reference text. Other sections have been expanded and updated, and the front and back covers include very handy fold out photo targets. I gave this book 4 out of 5 because in a few cases (ie the foot) the photos are displayed across two pages and so parts of the pictures are obscured. Overall, though it's great; don't buy Bass, buy this book instead.
I've gone through a few bone books and this one ticks most of the boxes but one.
Pros: It has very good photographs of the bones, a lot of them in actual sizes and the rest if very good sizes. Clear photos and labelled. Very handy when you don't have a skeleton to practice on.
I like the size of this book cause you can just carry it around with you.
Not loaded with technical jargon. Well written, concise and to the point.
Cons: The only issue I got with this book is that it doesn't include all the information relating to doing a bioprofiling of a skeletong (aging, sexing etc.). You will certainly need a different book for that.
This book is an excellent reference for students trying to learn about identification of individual and fragmentary bones. The pictures are great and the information is very straightforward (for the most part). Sometimes the information on bone siding is a little hazy. But all in all a good starter text and a good 'to-hand' text when in the field because it is small and light. Great text! :)
Whether you are an expereinced osteologist or just a beginner, this book should go everywhere with you! Descriptions and illustrations are clear and help to identify everything but bone dust. Especially great when working with disarticulated remains.
This book is a must have for anyone who is interested or studying Osteoarchaeology or a similar subject. There is everything you need right here for your study or interest. It covers from the history of the topic, the gross structure of bone, the identification and siding of each bone in the body with clear diagrams, photos and labeling. It also has has details on sexing, stature estimation, age of death and osteo and dental pathology.
There are more books that go into more detail but this is a fantastic study guide that is easy to read over a beer or a cup of coffee and helped me greatly in my own studies :)
A necessity for anyone in an Anthropological profession, this accurate manual provides photographs of the bones in the human body in huge detail. It includes siding, aging and ancestry in small detail but is a great resource to both professionals and students. I strongly recommend this manual to any student or otherwise and as a Forensic Anthropology student myself I am constantly referring to it. Value for money and can be used while in the field or laboratory.
I bought this book on the recommandation of a friend and I'm glad that I did, as the 'Human Bone Manual' is very informative, with a simple yet clever idea of illustrating the entire body through the extensive use of detailed, high quality photographs, which is a superb visual aid to identify and familiarise yourself with the human skeleton. The book would be very useful to students, osteologists who need a quick reference book and field archaeologists.
The human bone manual is an excellent manual which helps forensic scientists, archeologists and paleontologists. the capters 7-16 are very descriptive and contain an excellent photographic material for each chapter. it is a very useful and helpful book especially for archeology, osteology and anthropology students. Highly recommended!!
I'm studying osteology as part of my degree and this is my bible!! It came in a matter of days and is soo detailed with the amount of images i would definately recommend it to anyone whos studying human bones. The only thing i would say is that it doesn't have a great deal on sexing but great for everything else!!
Human bone manual is a guide book that every bioarchaeologist, osteologist or osteoarchaeologist should have. It is easy to understand. There are guidelines to identify, siding, and even how to determinate age and sex. it is complete and cheaper than human osteology also by tim white.