Russell Bone Atlas

Comparative osteology site that photographically details human and animal bones for educational purposes

The Russell Bone Atlas is a product of Is It Human, LLC

Mission of the project

This site provides images of animal anatomy focusing on species commonly found in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The purpose of this project is to provide educational materials (photographs, descriptions, etc.) to search and rescue volunteers, law enforcement, park rangers, etc. to help searchers recognize human from non-human skeletal remains. Each page includes a non-human bone with its corresponding human bone for comparison.

Select this to search photographs of bones from specific animals

Select this if you know the bone you want to search, but don't know the species

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Learn more about our training opportunities

Select this to learn about the use of ultraviolet light to search for human remains


Jim Russell


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