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Bone measuring device, United States, 1999

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Skeletal biologists study human remains. They can use this bone measuring (osteometric) board to measure the length of human bones. And by measuring the long bone of the leg (the femur), they can estimate the overall height of a person. This specialist device was developed by Jim Kondrat, of Paleo-Tech Instruments. He is an anthropologist based in Wheeling, Illinois. Professionals working in forensic science can also use it.

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Glossary: anthropology

The social, cultural and geographical study of humans and humankind.

Glossary: measuring device - instrument

Device used to ascertain the value or extent of an object, with regard to size, volume, mass, position or comparison to a standard amount or property.

Glossary: osteometric board

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