Bones by Douglas H. Ubelaker
A Forensic Detective's Casebook

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Fascinating, educational, and highly readable, Bones takes readers into the dark world of forensic science.
 

About Douglas H. Ubelaker

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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.
 
Published January 10, 2000 by M. Evans & Company. 334 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Crime. Non-fiction

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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) avoid sensationalism in discussing their gruesome subject, and give a close, often technical look at ...

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Forensic anthropology is a relatively new science, and Ubelaker, curator of anthropology at the Smithsonian Institute, is one of its most notable practitioners. Here, with freelance writer Scammel, he

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The authors discuss problems that forensic anthropolists encounter, such as bones scattered over a wide area, false clues planted by killers, bones chewed by animals and inept procedures by local officials unfamiliar with advanced scientific techniques.

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In "Bones," Ubelaker recounts his work as an anthropologist (digging up burial jars, for instance, in Guayaquil, Ecuador) and as a forensic detective, examining the odd skull and leg bones turned over to the Smithsonian by the FBI.

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