Forensic Anthropology and Osteology

Forensic Anthropology books you would like on your shelves.

Colleges and universities believed to offer training in Forensic Anthropology, Human Osteology, and related fields.

Reviewed links which will lead you to online study guides, tutorials, writing guides, advice from teachers, etc.

Relevant associations and societies of interest to the forensic anthropologist.



Yhe following is a collection of web sites that may be of iterest to an both the professional and student forensic anthropologist. If you have a suggestion for a web site that is not featured here, please contact us and let us know.

Anatomy & Physiology HomePage
Excellent tutorials on the Skull, Vertebrae, Hand, Muscles, Brain, Cranial Nerves, and Histology. Created by Dr. J. Crimando at GateWay Community College in Phoenix, AZ.

Biomedical Anthropology Page
Study guide on Craniofacial Anthropometry and a Glossary of Skeletal Anatomy from 3.

Human Skeleton Index
A human osteology manual page - click the pictures for a full drawings complete with labels. The rest of this site from CSU Sacramento also has images of fossil casts on their 7 page.

Dental Microwear Web Site
from Peter Ungar, University of Arkansas.

eSkeletons Project
excellent interactive learning enviornment with high-quality images and 3-D images of bones, muscles, articulations, and morphological features, as well as comparative anatomy created by the University of Texas at Austin.

The Skull Practical Exam
"The purpose of this lesson is to help you learn the various parts of and landmarks on the skull." More great lessons such as this can be found at the 32 anatomy lessons page.

Skull Module
from CSU Chico. A clickable image map of the skull, labeling the bones and parts.

Peter Brown's Paleohome
Australian and Asian Palaeoanthropology.

Marci's Anthro Page
My personal anthro page with study guides of determination of sex and race from skull, and online journal articles.

The Human Dentition
Quicktime database of human dentition.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body
Excellent. Entire anatomy book with pictures online.

Human Anatomic Variation
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Human Anatomic Variation.

Site lists online medical books.

Spoilheap - Burial Archaeology
"information about British archaeology, pottery and other ceramics, burial archaeology and human skeletal remains."

Online Skeleton
Download a Forensic Anthropology Manual by Peter Brown.

Midori's Web Page
"This website (1) provides general information on what forensic anthropology is, (2) and guidelines for planning your education and career in the specialized area of forensic anthropology."

Gunshot Wounds A Summary
This article by Ann H. Ross has pics of Cranial entrance and exit sites and lots of good info on bone and gunshot wounds as well as a list of refrences.

Forensic Pathology
Informative site by Ed Uthman, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, includes "Forensic Pathology Careers: Frequently Asked Questions', 'Role of the Forensic Pathologist', and lots of other very useful info.

FBI Handbook of Forensic Services
"procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting and preserving evidence" from the FBI Laboratory.
great site which covers in depth the importance of insects at crime scenes.

National Museum of Crime & Punishment
Located in Washington, D.C., the museum displays depictions of historically famous crime scenes along with detailed information concerning crime and punishment. Also visit their CSI blog.

Portal Sites

Zeno's Forensic Page
A must see. Huge database of forensic links and resources.

Reddy's Forensic Page
Lots and lots of stuff.


Anthromorphemics Anthropology Glossary
from the Department of Anthropology at University of California Santa Barbara.

the Worldwide Email Directory of Anthropologists.


American Academy of Forensic Sciences Job List
Current job listings in forensics.

AAA On-line Career Center
"An interactive and searchable service for employers seeking anthropologists and anthropologists seeking jobs" from the American Anthropological Asssociation.

AAPA Job Announcements
Jobs for Physical Anthropologists.

ASCLD Employment Opportunities
American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Current job openings in forensics.

CAC Employment Opportunities
California Association of Criminalists job page.
Archaeology employment listings, resumes, field schools, volunteer opportunities, and other resources for those in the internet archaeological community.

Jobs in Archaeology, CRM and academics.


Journal of Forensic Sciences
Online searchable index.

Wiley InterScience
Full text search of journals, including: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, and many more.


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