Bones: A Forensic Detective's Casebook

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Helping Handsp. 1
Impolite Societyp. 16
Abel and Afterp. 26
The Other Army of the Potomacp. 50
Partners in Crimep. 61
Is It Human?p. 75
Sex, Size, Race, Age at Deathp. 86
Grave Consequencesp. 105
Scavengingp. 114
Heads Will Rollp. 124
Burning Questionsp. 140
Soapp. 149
Beyond Soapp. 157
The Face Is Familiarp. 167
But Are You Sure?p. 191
Different Strokesp. 208
Angle of Attackp. 218
Family Secretsp. 227
Fair Play and Foulp. 238
Some Assembly Requiredp. 252
Serial Killingsp. 262
Ones That Almost Got Awayp. 271
Unwarranted Conclusionsp. 279
Brief Livesp. 286
Another Helping Handp. 291
Glossaryp. 297
Diplomates of the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, 1992p. 301
Indexp. 307
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