Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Osteology: Definition

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.


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