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Buy Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual

5th edition (spiral bound)
William M. Bass (2005) [140250]

We are the sole publisher of this classic field and laboratory manual of the human skeleton by reknowned forensic anthropologist and founder of the Human Body Farm, William M. Bass. This book is now in the 9th printing of the 5th edition. It covers all 206 bones of the human adult body.

Remains a favorite reference and text for identifying human skeletal remains and for providing estimations of age, sex, stature or height, and race. A library and personal bookshelf must for those in the fields of archaeology, bioanthropology, physical anthropology, beginning human osteology and human anatomy, and forensic science. Highly demanded, affordable text used at colleges and universities throughout the world.

Special Publication No. 2 of the Missouri Archaeological Society. Contains 203 illustrations and 64 tables, appendices, references, and index (xviii + 366 pp).

ISBN 978-0-943414-96-6

Buy Mammalian Osteology

B. Miles Gilbert (1990) [140306]

Please note, there is only a limited quantity of this volume available. This large-format volume is a valuable reference for mammalogists, vertebrate zoologists, conservationists, archaeologists, and archaeozoologists or zooarchaeologists.

Also provides information for identifying different ungulates (horse, bison, elk, deer, antelope, sheep, and goats) and canids (wolves, dogs, coyotes, and foxes), and for aging most large mammals based on teeth.

Special Publication No. 3 of the Missouri Archaeological Society. Contains range maps, biographical sketches of species, and over 250 pages of bone illustrations (427 pp).

ISBN 0-943414-71-7

New Edition scheduled for release 2018

Avian Osteology

B. Miles Gilbert, L. D. Martin, and H. G. Savage (1996)

Please note, this volume is currently out of print. The companion volume to Mammalian Osteology, this osteology of North American birds contains sections on avian osteoarchaeology, skeletal differences separating male/female and wild/domestic turkeys, and keys to separating families by elements. Special Publication No. 4. (252 pp.)

ISBN 0-943414-83-0

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