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Age Markers in the Human Skeleton
by Mehmet Yasar Iscan (Editor)
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub LTD
Publication date: October 1989

  Bodies of Evidence:
Reconstructing History Through Skeletal Analysis
by Anne L. Grauer (Editor)
Published by Wiley-Liss
Publication date: March 1995

The Bone Detectives The Bone Detectives:
How Forensic Anthropologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead
By Charlie Fellenbaum, Donna M. Jackson
1 Ed Hardcover, 48 pages
Published by Little Brown & Co
Publication date: April 1,1996 Books: In 1987 a skeleton was turned up near a Boy Scout camp in Missouri. A forensic anthropologist was brought and, using clues from the skeleton and some decaying clothes found nearby, determined that the victim was a young Asian woman. From there, police where able to determine the identity first of the victim and then of her killer. Using the Missouri case as a jumping off point, The Bone Detectives provides an introduction for young readers to the science of forensics. Written for curious readers who are approaching adolescence, this book is sure to appeal to the nearly universal interest that age group exhibits for the macabre and the horrible.


The Bone Lady
by Mary H. Manhein
Published by Penguin USA
Publication date: July 2000

A Forensic Detective's Casebook
by Douglas, Dr. Ubelaker, Henry Scammell
Reprint Edition Paperback
Published by Harper
Publication date: October 1993

  Craniofacial Identification
by John G. Clement (Editor), David L. Ranson (Editor)
Published by Edward Arnold
Publication date: June 1998

Dead Men Do Tell Tales Dead Men Do Tell Tales:
The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
By Michael Browning, William R. Maples
Published by Main Street Books
Publication date: October 1,1995

Synopsis: Forensic anthropologist Maples revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from gruesome and baffling dismemberment cases to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. "These tales of crime unmasked by science are compelling in their own right."--The Boston Globe. Photos.

The publisher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.: "William Maples is blessed with an eerie but powerful gift: From a skeleton, a skull, a mere fragment of burnt thighbone, he can deduce the age, gender, and ethnicity of a murder victim, the manner in which the person was dispatched, and often, the identity the killer. His skill is to read the tales of death written on the bones of the dead, and in this fascinating book he revisits his strangest, most interesting, and most horrific investigations, from gruesome and baffling dismemberment cases to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. Maples has gained an international reputation for work on remains ranging from the family of Czar Nicholas II to Vietnam MIAs to conquistador Francisco Pizarro, but, as he writes in these memoirs, his most satisfying moments come when his investigations leads to "the heavy clang and click of a prison door slamming shut" on the guilty. Dead Men Do Tell Tales is a completely engrossing journey in the world of forensic anthropology, the science of bones, a form of detection equal parts knowledge and empathy.

  The Detection of Human Remains
by Edward W. Killam
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: May 1990

  Essentials of Forensic Anthropology, Especially As Developed in the United States
by Thomas Dale Stewart
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: June 1979

  A Field Guide for Human Skeletal Identification
by Kenneth A. Bennett
2nd spiral Edition
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: November 1993

  Forensic Analysis of the Skull:
Craniofacial Analysis, Reconstruction, and Identification
by Richard P. Helmer (Editor), M. Yasar Iscan
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published by Wiley-Liss Publication
Publication date: November 1993

  Forensic Anthropology: The Structure, Morphology, and
Variation of Human Bone and Dentition

by Mahmoud Y. El-Najjar
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: August 1977

  Forensic Osteology:
Advances in Identification of Human Remains
by Kathleen J. Reichs (Editor), William M., Ph.D. Bass (Editor)
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Hardcover, 2nd Edition
Publication date: January 1998

  Forensic Taphonomy:
The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains
by William D. Haglund (Editor), Marcella H. Sorg (Editor)
Published by CRC Press
Publication date: December 1996

  Histology of Ancient Human Bone : Methods and Diagnosis : Proceedings of the 'Palaeohistology Workshop' Held from 3-5 October 1990 at Gottingen
by G. Grupe, A.N. Garland (Editor)
Published by Springer Verlag
Publication date: December 1992

  Human Identification: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology
by Ted Rathbun, Jane Buikstra
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: June 1984

  Human Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Manual of Human Skeleton
by William Bass
4Th/spi*NR Edition
Published by Missouri Archaeological Society
Publication date: November 1995

Brent's notes: I haven't read this book either. But Bill Bass is considered the authority on bones, decomposition, and what that means inside of a criminal investigation. His research in the field has been nothing short of critical. He has also put his stamp on many a brilliant student at the University of Tennessee, including Douglas Ubelaker who works for the Smithsonian Institute and carries on the tradition of good research, good investigation, and good thinking.

  Human Remains
(Interpreting the Past)

by Andrew Chamberlain
Published by Univ of California Pr
Publication date: September 1,1994


  1. Identifying Human Bones
  2. The Evidence for Age and Population Structure
  3. Chemical and Biomolecular Evidence
  4. Diseases and Disorders
  5. Mummies, Bog Bodies and Ice People
  6. Locating Burial Sites
  7. Excavating and Preserving Human Remains
  8. Ethics and the Law Further Reading Index

  Human Skeletal Remains:
Excavation, Analysis, Interpretation
(Manuals on Archeology Series No. 2)
by Douglas H. Ubelaker
2nd Edition
Published by Taraxacum
Publication date: June 1989

Brent's notes: Mentioned above, a student of Bill Bass, Dr. Ubelaker works for The Smithsonian Institute. Ubelaker and his colleagues did an excellent job of escavating the burned remains at Waco, and continues to be an authority in the field of forensic anthropology. Always a favorite with me.

  Human Skeleton in Forensic Medicine
by Wilton Krogman, M. Yasar Iscan
2nd Edition
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: June 1986

  Personal Identification from Human Remains
by Spencer L. Rogers
Published by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Publication date: April 1987

  Reconstruction of Life from the Skeleton
Edited by M. Yasar Iscan and Kenneth A.R. Kennedy
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published by Wiley-Liss
Publication date: November 1,1989

  Skeletal Biology of Human Remains from LA Tolita, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador (Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, No 41)
by Douglas H. Ubelaker
Publication date: September 1997
ISBN: 9997947029

  Standards for Data Collection from Human Skeletal Remains : Proceedings of a Seminar at the Field Museum of Natural History (Arkansas Archeological S)
by Jonathan Haas, Jane E. Buikstra, Douglas H Ubelaker
Spiral Edition
Published by Arkansas Archeological Survey
Publication date: December 1994

  Talking Bones: The Science of Forensic Anthropology
(Facts on File Science Sourcebooks)
by Peggy Thomas
Hardcover, 136 pages
Publication date: August 1995

Card catalog description: Introduces the history, technology, and importance of the science of using human remains to solve crimes and includes actual forensic cases.

  The Use of Forensic Anthropology
by Robert B. Pickering, David C. Bachman
Published by CRC Press
Publication date: December 1996

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