Bone Voyage

Bone Voyage

A Journey in Forensic Anthropology

eBook - 1998
Average Rating:
Rate this:
A husband preserved in mothballs, a vigilante victim encased in red mud, and convicts beaten and burned in a prison riot are only a few of the cases of death examined here by forensic anthropologist Stanley Rhine. Drawing on cases he worked for the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, Rhine demonstrates how unidentified skeletal remains indicate race, sex, age, height, and ultimately identity and how the specialist decodes skeletal anomalies to establish cause of death. Blunt trauma, gunshot and knife wounds, and other injuries receive his attention. Step by step the author explains the techniques used to solve forensic mysteries. At the end of each case, he explains what lessons the forensic anthropologist learns from the bones. Rhine also explores specific problems and tasks: working mass disasters; recovering bodies from the field; defleshing bones; examining charred and badly decomposed remains; testifying before juries; and others.
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, [1998], ©1998
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780585188522
Branch Call Number: 599.9 Rh
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 268 pages) : illustrations, map
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jun 12, 2019

Very interesting read, with some very fascinating stories.

Oct 04, 2015

Tonya of Leander


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

LibraryThing Series Information


Find it at CRRL

To Top