Osteology: Definition

  • Soren BlauEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_127-2

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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine / Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Soren Blau
    • 1
  • Luis Fondebrider
    • 2
  • Douglas H. Ubelaker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Forensic MedicineVictorian Institute of Forensic Medicine / Monash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.The Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team (Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense, EAAF)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.National Museum of Natural HistorySmithsonian InstitutionWashingtonUSA