Human or Non-Human

One of the first questions to be asked upon the discovery of skeletal remains is ‘are they human?’

Forensic Anthropologists can normally answer this question immediately when presented with images of a suspect bone.

Through the use of email the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification gives the police a way to have this question answered quickly by the appropriate experts.

How to Access this free resource:

Take some good quality photographs of the bones in question. Ensure these images are taken in a good light, are in focus and include a scale.

Take as many views of the bone(s) as possible. The images can be sent as jpegs allowing for a large number to be sent (max email size – 25Mb).

Once you have your image(s), then, simply email these along with your contact details and query to: