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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I am sure that all of these references may be of use to the serious student who may be “digging” into this material borthwell the casual reader should beware.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Brothwell Snippet view – The author uses references which are extremely old by today’s account, but this shows the research questions from that period and the high interest for osteology.

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.

Apr 24, Maggie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Again, the book is now over twenty years out of date so the latest techniques and developments in the science are not to be found here. Agneis rated it it was amazing Feb 23, 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.


It may not discuss modern analysis and techniques, but I think the human anatomy stayed pretty much the same. Digging Up Bones by Don Brothwell. 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, 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.

Steve rated it really liked it Jul 21, Cornell University Press- Social Science – pages. Inferences regarding length of life, nutritional standards, diseases and origin of injuries can bonee be made in bones that are brothwdll of years old.

Joakim Lamoy rated it it was ok Feb 08, Sharon rated it really liked it Oct 08, Published by Oxford University Press first published Emily rated it really liked it Jan 11, Central Asians under Russian Rule.

Kolemann rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Another caution for the general reader: Want to Read saving…. It’s a short book you can take on the field. Marco rated it really liked it Aug 11, It’s quite good in presenting the main parts of osteology, from the anatomy of the skeleton to measurements, basic analysis and pathology.

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 Mummies in the Yemen with Stephen Buckley.


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Trivia About Digging Up Bones. Cornell University Press Amazon. Joss rated it it was ok Aug 17, Nyein Nyein rated it really liked it Jul 18, As such it will prove invaluable to both diggong and professional archaeologists, students of anthropology and anatomy, and the layman who has an interest in this ancestors’ modus vivendi. Title Digging Up Bones.

Digging Up Bones

My diggibg Help Advanced Book Search. Ian Gonzalez rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Perhaps some background knowledge in anatomy doesn’t hurt. 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.

Refresh and try again. Alright, the book was first published back in and although diigging roughly every ten years up through the ‘s still contains references to works as far back as !

Every year hundreds of human skeletal remains are brought to the surface by engineering works, quarrying or planned archaeological exploration.