1992 1st edition: "1st ed." stated; by Dr. Douglas Ubelaker and Henry Scammell; Edward Burlingame Books publishers, New York; hardbound in mustard and black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; many black and white photos; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Ubelaker, curator of anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, is one of America's very top 'bone-men', often called upon by the FBI to investigate and help to identify the corpses and body parts of possible victims of foul play. Upon the dozens and dozens of true stories in this book, there are accounts of homicide, cannibalism, ritual sacrifice and other horrific crimes, solved and unsolved, from Ubelaker's own personal casebooks and those of the Smithsonian.
Illustrated with photographs and drawings, reconstructions, computer sketches, and photographic super-impositions, this book fascinatingly reveals the indelible stories that bones have to tell.