Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Osteology: Definition

  • Soren BlauEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_127

Brief Definition of the Topic

Osteology, from the Greek osteon, meaning bone, and logos, meaning science, is the study of the structure and function of bones.

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Further Reading

  1. Scheuer, L. & S. Black. 2000. Developmental juvenile osteology. San Diego: Academic Press.Google Scholar
  2. White, T., M.T. Black & P.A. Folkens. 2011. Human osteology, 3rd edn. New York: Academic Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineVictorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash UniversitySouthbankAustralia