Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color AtlasАвтор:
Diane L. FranceИздательство:
December 22, 2008ISBN:
1420062867 / 978-1420062861Страниц:
Written by one of the most respected forensic anthropologists in the world and designed for use in the laboratory or in the field, this volume is a practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body. It features high quality photographs that illustrate shape and structural distinctions by showing similar bones from various angles, highlighting the contrast between human bones and those of other species. To identify commonly confused bones, separate sections are organized by types of bone as well as by groups of species, allowing for easy access to information.
When a bone of unknown origin is found at a location, forensic implications arise immediately. Is this bone human, and if so, is it evidence of a murder? Human and Non-Human Bone Identification: A Color Atlas presents a comprehensive handbook of photographs and other information essential for law enforcement and forensic anthropologists when examining skeletal remains and determining species and body parts.
Presenting over 3000 color photographs, this atlas is a practical comparative guide to the differences among species for nearly all bones in the body. Useful in either the laboratory or the field, it features images of the types of bones that are most commonly discovered, and provides annotations pointing out salient features.
The book begins with a section on general osteology and explains the major anatomical differences between humans and other animals. It compares human and non-human bones, categorized by type of bone, and includes most of the major bones in humans and non-humans. The third section discusses non-human skeletal elements, categorized by species, and explores numerous skeletal elements within those species.