Developmental Juvenile Osteology was created as a core reference text to document the development of the entire human skeleton from early embryonic life to adulthood.
In the period since its first publication there has been a resurgence of interest in the developing skeleton, and the second edition of Developmental Juvenile Osteology incorporates much of the key literature that has been published in the intervening time.
- Identifies every component of the juvenile skeleton, by providing a detailed analysis of development and ageing and a detailed description of each bone in four ways: adult bone, early development, ossification and practical notes
- New chapters and updated sections covering the dentition, age estimation in the living and bone histology
- An updated bibliography documenting the research literature that has contributed to the field over the past
15 years since the publication of the first edition
- Heavily illustrated, including new additions
Researchers and students in anthropology and archaeology; forensic and medical scientists; and libraries
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: A Guide to the Text
Chapter 2: Skeletal Development and Aging
Chapter 3: Bone Development
Chapter 4: Early Embryological Development
Chapter 5: The Skull
Chapter 6: Dentition
Chapter 7: The Vertebral Column
Chapter 8: The Thorax
Chapter 9: The Pectoral Girdle
Chapter 10: The Upper Limb
Chapter 11: The Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 12: The Lower Limb
About the Author
Dr Craig Cunningham is a senior lecturer in Human Anatomy within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee. He holds a joint honours Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomical and Physiological Sciences and a Doctorate inAnatomy and Forensic Anthropology. He is an anatomist and practising forensic anthropologist accredited at FA1 level by the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has worked on a number of cases as a forensic anthropologist within the UK which has included theinvestigation of both adult and juvenile remains. He is involved in the teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students in anatomy and forensic anthropology and has responsibility for the curation of the Scheuer collection of juvenile skeletalremains housed within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification. His research involves investigating the growth and development of the human skeleton through the use of non-invasive imaging methods. He is a Fellow of the Royal AnthropologicalInstitute and holds a Scottish Government license as a teacher of anatomy.
Affiliations and Expertise
Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, UK
Professor Louise Scheuer is a retired anatomist and forensic anthropologist who taught at several London medical schools including 20 years at St.Thomas’s Hospital Medical School and the Medical School of University College London. She is a past President of theBritish Association of Clinical Anatomists and holds an Honorary (Chair) Professorship at Dundee University.
She is a member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Association of Clinical Anatomy and a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Affiliations and Expertise
Centre for Anatomy and Human identification, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, UK
Professor Sue Black is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of Dundee, Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science and Deputy Principal for public engagement. She is a forensic anthropologist and ananatomist, founder and past President of the British Association for Human Identification, and advisor to the Home Office and Interpol on issues pertaining to forensic anthropology in disaster victim identification (DVI). She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and a certified forensic anthropologist. She was awarded an OBE in 2001 for her services to forensicanthropology in Kosovo, the Lucy Mair medal for humanitarian services and a police commendation for DVI training in 2008, Hon Prof of Anatomy for the Royal Scottish Academy in 2014 and the Fletcher of Saltoun award for her contribution to Scottish culture alsoin 2014. She was awarded both the Brian Cox and the Stephen Fry awards for public engagement with research and in 2013 her Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. In 2015 she was awarded a £10M grant from theLeverhulme Trust to set up a research centre for forensic science.