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Human Bones from Archaeological Sites

Front cover of Human Bones from Archaeological Sites. Guidelines for Producing Assessment Documents and Analytical Reports

Guidelines for producing assessment documents and analytical reports

The purpose of this document is to establish guidelines for best practice for the production of assessment documents and analytical reports on human remains excavated from archaeological sites. It is written primarily for practising osteologists taking part in archaeological fieldwork projects. It should also be of value to Local Authority Curators, Project Managers producing project briefs and project designs, and to Project Officers responsible for supervision of fieldwork.


  • Preamble
  • Human bone assessments
  • Human bone reports
  • Relevant documents
  • Addendum: A note on inferential statistics
  • Bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 50723


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