Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains,
Edition 3
Edited by Jane E. Buikstra

Publication Date: 18 Feb 2019

Ortner's Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains, Third Edition, provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment of the pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. As ancient skeletal remains can reveal a treasure trove of information to the modern orthopedist, pathologist, forensic anthropologist, and radiologist, this book presents a timely resource. Beautifully illustrated with over 1,100 photographs and drawings, it provides an essential text and material on bone pathology, thus helping improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive review of the skeletal diseases encountered in archaeological human remains
  • Includes more than 1100 photographs and line drawings illustrating skeletal diseases, including both microscopic and gross features
  • Based on extensive research on skeletal paleopathology in many countries
  • Reviews important theoretical issues on how to interpret evidence of skeletal disease in archaeological human populations
About the author
Edited by Jane E. Buikstra, Center for Bioarchaeological Research, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. History of Paleopathology
3. Theorectical Issues & Themes in Paleopathology
4. Normal Bone Structure and Development
5. Abnormal Bone Structure, Development, and Post-Depositoinal Changes
6. Bone Microstructure and Pathology
7. Imaging of Skeletal and Mummy Pathology
8. Ancient DNA
9. Trauma
10. Infectious Disease-Introduction, Biology, Osteomyelitis and Brucellosis
11. Infectious Diseases-Tuberculosis and Leprosy
12. Infectious Diseases-Treponematosis and Other Bacterial Infectious Diseases
13. Infectious Diseases-Fungal and Viral
14. Ecto and Endo Parasitic Diseases
15.Circulatory, Reticuloendothelial, and Hemopoietic Disorders
16. Metabolic Disorders
17. Endocrine Disturbances
18. Congenital and Neuromechanical Abnormalities of the Skeleton
19. Skeletal Dysplasias
20. Tumors
21. Non-specific Indicators of Pathology
22. Joint Disease
23. Dental Disease, Diet and Bone Chemistry
24. The Challenges and Opportunities of 21st Century Mummy Science
25. Animal Paleopathology

Book details
ISBN: 9780128097380
Page Count: 858
Retail Price : £86.99
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