Bone measuring device, United States, 1999

Made:
1999 in Wheeling

Laboratory osteometric board made by Paleo-Tech Instruments, Wheeling, Ilinois, 1999. Used by skeletal biologists to study human remains.

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.

Details

Category:
Psychology, Psychiatry & Anthropometry
Object Number:
2000-804
Materials:
aluminium alloy, brass (copper, zinc alloy), plastic (unidentified), polycarbonate, rubber (unidentified), stainless steel and steel (metal)
type:
osteometric board
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
credit:
Paleo-Tech Concepts