About the Program
While completely concealed, bone supports vertebrate life. Then, when revealed, bone reflects Earth’s history and human culture. Learn about bone’s composition, structure, names, shapes, growth patterns, and disorders. Then discover how paleontologists, archaeologists, and anthropologists use bone to interpret Earth’s history and the course of animal life.
Instructor: Roy Meals, MD, is a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA. He has a lifelong interest in teaching and particularly in making difficult concepts approachable and comprehensible. When not investigating, treating, or discussing bone, he is likely gardening, cycling, or jogging.