Welcome to BoneID.net

BoneID is a visual guide for forensic anthropologists, law enforcement, naturalists, and the simply curious.  This site’s extensive and easy-to-use database will help you identify bones from many common species regardless of your academic training.

How to Use BoneID

BoneID is built to help anyone identify bones.  To do this, we have developed several search methods to help you reach a correct ID. Explore the Browse tab to be guided through categories to narrow down your identification such as the location where you found the bone, specific species, graphics, etc. Or, you can begin by clicking the Search tab to type in keywords.

If you cannot identify your bone(s) through the database, contact your local college or university to seek professional analysis. Or, upload images of your bone(s) to our Facebook page for peer and professional advice and suggestions.

If you suspect you have discovered human bones, you must contact your local law enforcement immediately.

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Would love to know what these came from? Came across quite a few bones while gardening......

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Any one know what this found it 8+ foot under ground last summer in erie pa

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Found on Padre Island National Sea Shore, Texas

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Check out this old skull we found. Anyone want to take any guesses? Violet Duran

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Hello, I saw this on a beach on Barra, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Any ideas what it is?

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