Digging Up Bones: The Excavation, Treatment and Study of Human Skeletal Remains. Front Cover. Don R. Brothwell. British Museum, – Anthropometry. Digging Up Bones: The Excavation, Treatment and Study of Human Skeletal Remains. Front Cover. Don R. Brothwell. British Museum, – Anthropology. Digging up bones: the excavation, treatment and study of human skeletal remains. Front Cover. Don R. Brothwell, British Museum (Natural History). Printed by.
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Emily rated it really liked it Jan 11, However, many of these features are open to interpretation and the information gained is bknes as good as the records and analysis made at that time. Kolemann rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Brothwell Snippet view – No trivia or quizzes yet.
Sharon rated it really liked it Oct 08, These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man’s antiquity—their position and location, relation to other remains, state of preservation and “medical” condition all provide important information on ancient man and his living environment.
Digging Up Bones by Don Brothwell
Publisher Cornell University Press. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a short book you can take on the field. On the other hand, the basic terminology for bone description hasn’t changed and the same techniques for measuring bones are still in use. It may not discuss modern analysis and techniques, but I think the human anatomy stayed pretty much the same. As such it will prove invaluable to both amateur and professional archaeologists, students of anthropology and anatomy, and the layman who has an interest in this ancestors’ modus vivendi.
The author also presents an very good description of the use of the teeth in interpreting archaeological evidence. The author uses references which are extremely old by today’s account, but this shows the research questions from that period and the high interest for osteology. Other editions – View all Digging Up Bones: Title First Published 31 December Cornell University Press Amazon.
Nick Lawrence rated it it was amazing May 02, Refresh and try again. PaperbackThird Editionpages. The purpose of this book is to describe the many techniques now available for the proper excavation, preparation and analysis of human skeletal remains, so that the most effective use can be made of them.
And so it goes Vonnegut, A P Scotter rated it it was amazing Dec 26, An interesting example of this method was offered by John Doe Doe, and further expanded upon by Moe, Larry, and Curly in their seminal work on the subject Cock-a-doodle Dumbbell, The language and style of writing is also somewhat digginb and the opening chapters on archaeological field methods are best described as obsolete.
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Digging Up Bones
It was rather focused on the aftermath of the excavation, when bones are being observed and analyzed. There are also some interesting and very informative chapters regarding demographic analysis such as age, sex, and race as well as skeletal indicators of injury and disease.
All that being said the book is worth the time for anyone, particularly amateur archaeologists and undergrads, interested in or needing a basic background and overview in just how human bones, excavated as part of an archaeological dig, are named, described, and measured. Stacey Thompson rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Cornell University Press- Social Science – pages.
Katy rated it really liked it Jul 13, Marco rated it really liked it Aug 11, Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and origin of injuries can all diggihg made in bones that are thousands of years old. I recommend William Bass’s manuals instead. Feb 11, Alex Reborn rated it really liked it. If you are looking for an exciting story based on real life forensic cases this isn’t the book.
Open Preview See a Problem? Recognized for his work in both human and animal paleopathology, Don Brothwell has interests in the broad field of the archaeological sciences, but particularly in human palaeoecology which includes environmental archaeology.
Alright, the book was first published back in and although revised roughly every ten years brothwwell through the ‘s still contains references to works as far back as ! My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jul 22, Lourdes rated it really liked it. Sarah Lynn rated it it was amazing May 10, Brothwelll third edition of the book, the one that I’ve read, was published in That’s understandable, given the subject, but for beginners such as myself it can get a bit too much to search for so many words in a dictionary aka Google.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The purpose of this book is to describe the many techniques now available for the proper excavation, preparation and analysis of human skeletal remains, so that the most effective use can be made of them.
Joss rated it it was ok Aug 17, Sarah Glover rated it really liked it Apr 18, Brothwell uses a lot of scientific terminology in describing various aspects of the skeleton and those in fear of charts, graphs, and statistics may want to run screaming into the night as the reading progresses, so please get that through your external auditory meatus. Despite the title of the book being “Digging Up Bones”, there was actually very little in here about the digging part.
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