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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Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 03, 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.

Kolemann rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Sharon rated it really liked it Oct 08, Again, the book is now over twenty years out of date so the latest techniques and developments in the science are not to be found here.

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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. Publisher Cornell University Press. Jo Kemp rated it it was amazing Sep 19, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Alright, the book was first published back in and although revised roughly every ten years up through the ‘s still contains references to works as far back as ! Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and bojes of injuries can all be made in bones that are thousands of years old. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Digging Up Bones

Title Digging Up Bones. 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. Lists with This Book. Nick Lawrence rated it it was amazing May 02, Agneis rated it it was amazing Feb 23, Books by Don Brothwell.

These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man’s antiquity—their position and location, relation to other remains, state of preservation and “medical” brothwe,l all provide important information upp ancient man and his living environment. Del rated it it was amazing Oct 13, The only “problem” I had with this book was that the author used specialized terminology right from the start and he continued with that vocabulary throughout the book.

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No, this one reads like a long scientific paper containing dlgging citations to additional references in order to back up almost every point or idea presented Smith, Thanks for telling us about the problem. To ask other readers questions about Digging Up Bonesplease sign up. Return to Book Page. 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 bdothwell of 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.

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Start here, understand that it is basically a soft cover text book, use it to obtain the basics, move on to more modern works on the subject Pascucci, Cornell University Press- Social Science – pages.

And throughout, the text is supported by a number of good illustrations and to a lesser degree photographs, the criticism there being the limitation to black and white photos that were taken using the best cameras available The excavation, treatment and study of human skeletal remains.

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. Newsletters Comment Print this page. 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.

Perhaps some background knowledge in anatomy doesn’t hurt. 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.

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