Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook

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Ubelaker, curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, is one of America's very top 'bone-men', often called upon by the FBI to investigate and help to identify the corpses and body parts of possible victims of foul play. Upon the dozens and dozens of true stories in this book, there are accounts of homicide, cannibalism, ritual sacrifice and other horrific crimes, solved and unsolved, from Ubelaker's own personal casebooks and those of the Smithsonian. Illustrated with over seventy-five photographs and drawings, reconstructions, computer sketches, and photographic super-impositions, this book fascinatingly reveals the indelible stories that bones have to tell.

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BONES: A Forensic Detective's Casebook

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Bullet, stab, and hatchet wounds abound in this super-serious memoir/essay about police science—but Ubelaker (Curator of Anthropology/Smithsonian Institution) and Scammell (Mortal Remains, 1991 ... Read full review

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Ubelaker, a forensic anthropologist with the Smithsonian Institution, has aided the FBI for years. Here he shows how traditional methods of physical anthropology and state-of-the-art chemical and ... Read full review


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Ubelaker is a curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution.

Scammell, a medical writer and researcher, has been involved in the search for a cure for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory forms of arthritis for over 10 years.

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