Forensic Anthropology:
the growing science
of talking bones

A 210-page book for teens and adults.
ISBN: 0-8160-4731-6

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This updated edition of Talking Bones explores the ten questions that forensic anthropologists must answer when examining human remains: Is it human?  How many individuals are represented by the remains? How long ago did death occur? What is the age, gender, height, and ethnicity of victim? What is the cause of death and ultimately what is the identification of victim?

Read about the investigations of mass graves in Bosnia, the efforts to recover and identify the victims of 9/11, and how DNA, insects and computer technology is expanding this fascinating field each year. 

Selected for "Best Science Books for junior high and high school students"