Chapter 5. Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation

  1. M. Anne Katzenberg Ph.D.3 and
  2. Shelley R. Saunders Ph.D.4
  1. Alexander G. Robling Ph.D.1 and
  2. Dr. Sam D. Stout Ph.D.2

Published Online: 9 AUG 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch5

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition

How to Cite

Robling, A. G. and Stout, S. D. (2008) Histomorphometry of Human Cortical Bone: Applications to Age Estimation, in Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeleton, Second Edition (eds M. A. Katzenberg and S. R. Saunders), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470245842.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 4

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering, IUPUI, USA

  2. 2

    University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 AUG 2007
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793724

Online ISBN: 9780470245842

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Keywords:

  • growth, modeling, and remodeling;
  • biomechanical loading environment;
  • histomorphometric age estimation techniques

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Physiologic Basis for Histomorphometric Age Estimation Techniques: Bone Modeling and Remodeling

  • Cortical Bone Histomorphology and Age Estimation

  • Effects of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Variability on Histomorphometric Age Estimates

  • Evaluation of Histological Age Estimation Methods

  • Conclusions: Future Directions and Considerations in Histological Age Estimation

  • References

  • Appendix A: Worked Examples of Two Age Estimation Methods

  • Appendix B: Profile of Selected Age-Estimation Methods1