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Excellent book covering many aspects of bone study.,
This review is from: The Archaeology of Human Bones (Paperback)
This book covers almost all aspects of the study of human skeletal remains. Sections include the nature of bone material, determining age and gender, and variations in bone. It also includes information on disease, trauma and the latest knowledge using chemical and DNA analysis of bone. Although this book is not completely exhaustive on aspects of bone study, it attempts to bring in as much information as possible. Finally, it is a good read, not full of jargon as it attempts to explain bone study in a basic language. Ideal for those thinking of going into the study of human bones, professionals wanting reminding of various information, and anyone else interested in how archaeologists extract so much knowledge from bones!