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Comparative skeletal anatomy. A photographic Atlas for medical examiners, coroners, forensic anthropologists, and archeologists. Humana Press ISBN 978-1-588-29-844-7 £77

When bones are discovered – often by somebody walking their dog - law enforcement authorities  need to know whether to devote considerable resources to looking for more human remains, and possibly starting a homicide investigation, or whether to de-escalate enquiries because the remains are from butchered food animals. Bones may be presented to a forensic pathologist, or anthropologist, with the request that they determine whether they are human or not, and there has been a gap in the market for a good-quality text to assist them in this endeavour. 'Comparative Skeletal Anatomy' goes some way to filling this gap, but doesn't quite fill it completely.

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