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.