Book Review: Human Osteology in Archaeology - Journal of Research on Archaeometry
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year 6, Issue 2 (2020)                   JRA 2020, 6(2): 191-198 | Back to browse issues page

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Hoseinzadeh Sadati J. Book Review: Human Osteology in Archaeology. JRA. 2020; 6 (2) :191-198
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Human Osteology in Archaeology: instructions for how to practice and preserve of human remains in archaeology”, written by Milad Hashemi and Hamed Vahdati Nasab (from Department of Archaeology, University of Tarbiat Modares) has been published in 2019 by Nedaye Tarikh publication, and includes 185 pages of contents, pictures, photos, sketches, forms and tables. Publication of this short instructional book is a sign of a need in Iranian archaeological and anthropological spaces for more cares about human remains from archaeological contexts, and the authors aptly response to this necessity. While there are some shortages in book layout and arranging of its contents but from editorial point of view it will satisfy the tastes of its readers. The book has not been divided to different chapters, and its content are aligned according to stages that one wish to starts to study human skeletal remains from its very begging, includes importance of human remains in archaeology, preparation for excavation of human remains, how to document and study them in filed and laboratory, and preserve them during and after studies. Except few cases, the authors properly and precisely covered most fundamental issues that were needed, and with the help of pictures, photos, sketches, forms and tables they tried to convey the abstracts of what is needed to transfer to their readers with respect of the aims of the book.
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Technical Note: Book Review | Subject: Conservation Science
Received: 2020/12/2 | Accepted: 2021/01/18 | Published: 2020/12/24 | ePublished: 2020/12/24

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