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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Shirli rated it really liked it May 09, The third edition of the book, the one that I’ve read, was I have underestimated the archaeology of the 20th century. Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains dibging brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration. Ian Gonzalez rated it it was amazing Dec 22, I am sure that all of these references may be of use to the serious student who may be “digging” into this material but the casual reader should beware.

The language bbrothwell style of writing is also somewhat dated and the opening chapters on archaeological field methods are best described as obsolete. No, this one reads like a long scientific paper containing numerous citations to additional references in order to back up almost every point or idea presented Smith, 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.

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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. Currently based at the University of York in York, England, he is still active in the field despite his retirement and current brothwsll projects include an investigation of Mummies brothwekl the Yemen with Stephen Buckley.

Digging Up Bones

Sarah Lynn rated it it was amazing May uup, Emily rated it really liked it Jan 11, 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, And so it goes Vonnegut, Marco rated it really liked it Aug 11, Main content page count I have underestimated the archaeology of the 20th century.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and origin of injuries can all be made in bones that are thousands of years old. Mar 12, Rudolph Pascucci rated it liked it. Cornell University Press Amazon.

Perhaps some background knowledge in anatomy doesn’t hurt. Joss rated it it was ok Aug 17, Title First Published 31 December Other editions – View all Digging Up Bones: It’s quite good in presenting the main parts of osteology, from the anatomy of the skeleton to measurements, basic analysis and pathology.

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To ask other readers questions about Digging Up Bones borthwell, please sign up. However, many of these features are open to interpretation and the information gained is only as good as the records and analysis made at that time. Currently based at the University of York in York, England, he is still active in the field despite his retirement and current research projects include an investigation of Recognized for his work in both human brothwelp animal paleopathology, Don Brothwell has interests in the broad field of the archaeological sciences, but particularly in human palaeoecology which includes environmental archaeology.

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Title Digging Up Bones. Again, the book is now over twenty years out of date so the latest techniques and developments in the science are not to be found here.

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.