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Skulls and Skeletons: True-life Stories of Bone Detective

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It's a gruesome fact, but it's true: Bodies don't last long after they're dead. In murder cases and plane crashes, earthquakes and fires, police want to know: Who did the bones belong to? Was the victim male or female? Young or old? Tall or short? How did he or she die? Forensic anthropologists have the answers.

Want to know more? you'll get more than the bare bones about these Topics: how forensic anthropologists can figure out a victim's gender, race, and age from a few bones;...

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Overview

It's a gruesome fact, but it's true: Bodies don't last long after they're dead. In murder cases and plane crashes, earthquakes and fires, police want to know: Who did the bones belong to? Was the victim male or female? Young or old? Tall or short? How did he or she die? Forensic anthropologists have the answers.

Want to know more? you'll get more than the bare bones about these Topics: how forensic anthropologists can figure out a victim's gender, race, and age from a few bones; what happened when a huge flood dug up an entire cemetery; how anthropologists identified the victims of a double murder; and whether forensic anthropology is in your bones!

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Forensic 411
Can You Dig It?: Overheard at the Crime Scene     8
It's in Your Bones: See For Yourself     10
The Forensic Team: Who's Who?     12
True-Life Case Files!
The Hardin Cemetery Flood     15
Murder in Guatemala     25
The Princess of Khok Phanom Di     35
Forensic Download
Key Dates in Forensic Anthropology: Flashback     44
In the News: Ripped From the Headlines     46
The Bare Bones: Real Stuff     48
Help Wanted: Forensic Anthropologist: Careers     52
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64
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