1st Edition

Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification A Concise Field Guide

By Diane L. France Copyright 2011
    296 Pages 1257 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas,Diane L. France, one of the most respected forensic anthropologists in the world, offered a comprehensive handbook of photographs and other information essential for examining skeletal remains and determining species and body parts.

    Conveniently designed for field use, this compact version of the book presents the major skeletal elements from the same species as the bestselling Atlas. Focusing on the bones most often discovered in field scenarios, the book is divided into two major sections:

    • General Osteology includes major features of bone growth and development and highlights general comparisons of quadrupedal mammals to human bones. This section includes an introduction to bird skeletal anatomy and some suggestions on how to clean and preserve bones.
    • Major Bones of the Bodies of Different Animals includes most bones from the cranium to the metatarsal.

    Filled with more than 1200 annotated, crisp photographs, this handy guide enables law enforcement, medicolegal death investigators, forensic anthropologists, and others in the field and in the lab ready access to the information needed to help solve the mystery of discovered bones.

    Part I: General Osteology
    Part II: Major Bones of the Bodies of Different Animals
    Metacarpals and Forelimbs
    Pelvic Girdle
    Tibia Fibula
    Metatarsals and Hindlimbs


    Diane L. France