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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Digging Up Bones
Cornell University Press Amazon. The third edition of the book, the one that I’ve read, was published in The purpose of brothwll 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.
No trivia or dgging yet. 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.
Jo Kemp rated it it was amazing Sep 19, It’s quite good in presenting the main parts of osteology, from the anatomy of the skeleton to measurements, basic analysis and pathology. Main content page count 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 Jul 22, Lourdes rated it really liked it. Sarah Ashbridge rated it it was amazing Aug 22, Books by Don Brothwell.
Despite the title of the book being “Digging Up Bones”, there was actually very little in here about the digging part. Del rated it it was amazing Oct 13, As such it will prove invaluable diggong both amateur and professional archaeologists, students of anthropology and anatomy, and the layman who has an interest in this ancestors’ modus vivendi.
The language and style of writing is also somewhat dated and the opening chapters on archaeological field methods are best described as obsolete. Want to Read saving…. Shirli rated it really liked it May 09, Feb 11, Alex Reborn rated it really liked it.
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. Diggng relating to the teeth of the earlier forms of prehistoric man.
The third edition of the book, the one that I’ve read, was I have underestimated the archaeology of the 20th century. It was rather focused on the aftermath of the excavation, when bones are being observed and analyzed.
Perhaps some background knowledge in anatomy doesn’t hurt.
Digging Up Bones
I don’t know of an archaeologist who doesn’t have this one on their shelf or has not come across it at some point in their careers. Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains are brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration.
That’s understandable, given the subject, but for beginners such as myself it bonss get a bit too much to search for so many words in a dictionary aka Google. I wouldn’t say it was easy to read and I’m sure there are newer books on osteology which are more readable I hope!
Brothwell Snippet view – brothwwell 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 !
On the other hand, the basic terminology for bone description hasn’t changed and the same techniques for measuring bones are still in use.
Sharon rated it really liked it Oct 08, If you are looking for a well written, easy read, up to date overview of the analysis of skeletal material in an archaeological context, this isn’t that book either.
Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and origin of injuries can all be made in bones that are thousands of years old. I find, it is the book I go back to for in-depth, easy reading on the subject. Title First Published 31 December These remains provide vital clues to unraveling man’s antiquity—their position and location, relation to other remains, state of preservation diggingg “medical” condition all provide important brotheell on ancient man and his living environment.
A P Scotter rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Jan 11, It’s a short book you can take on the field. Start here, understand that it is basically a soft cover text book, use it to obtain the basics, move on to more modern bothwell on the subject Pascucci, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.