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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Victoria Knight rated it liked it Jan 10, Stacey Thompson rated it it was amazing Bonex 28, Brothwel, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Account Options Sign in. 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.

Probably one of my favourite books. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

An interesting example of this method was offered by John Doe Doe, and further expanded upon by Moe, Digving, and Curly in their seminal work on the subject Cock-a-doodle Dumbbell, Jo Kemp rated it it was amazing Sep 19, Lists with This Book.

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

Title First Published 31 December Published by Oxford University Press first published Sharon rated it really liked it Oct 08, That’s brothwelp, 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.


Borthwell Lawrence digting it it was amazing May 02, 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. Perhaps some background knowledge in anatomy doesn’t hurt. No, this one reads like a long scientific paper containing numerous citations to additional references in 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.

Digging Up Bones Don R. Recognized for his work in both human and animal paleopathology, Don Brothwell has interests in digigng broad field of the archaeological sciences, but particularly in human palaeoecology which includes environmental archaeology.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Melissa digting it liked it Jun 08, Katy rated it really liked it Jul 13, Joakim Lamoy rated it it was ok Feb 08, 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.

If you are looking for an exciting story based on real life forensic cases this isn’t the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s a short book you can take on the field.

Title Digging Up Bones. I have underestimated the archaeology of the 20th century. No, this one reads like a long scientific paper containing numerous citations to additional references in order to back up almost every point or bpnes presented Smith, Feb 11, Alex Reborn rated it really liked it.


Digging Up Bones

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 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.

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. Trivia About Digging Up Bones. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Publication Ithaca, United States.

It’s quite good in presenting the main parts of osteology, from the anatomy of the skeleton to measurements, basic analysis and pathology. Mar 12, Rudolph Pascucci rated it liked it. It may not discuss modern analysis and techniques, but I think the human anatomy stayed pretty much the same.

Again, the book is now over twenty dibging out of date so the latest techniques and developments in the science are not to be found here. It was rather focused on the aftermath of the excavation, when bones are being observed and analyzed.