It is perfectly legal to own human bones and doctors and medical schools
have been using them for education for many years. The problem is
obtaining them. The United States has very strict rules regarding
the disposal of human remains. For many years India was was the primary source for human bones
and skeleton, but laws were passed to prohibit their export. New
skulls and skeletons are now being exported from China, but the supply
varies. We do purchase them retiring doctors, estates, etc.
Real Human Skulls
Obviously, they are made of real
bone. Size will vary slightly from skull to skull, just as it does in
people, but all come from adults. Human skulls are subject to great
variation in quality. The biggest single factor is the condition of the
teeth. Generally, only skulls from young people have a full set of
teeth and they are far and few between. Most skulls come from older
people who have lost some or all of their teeth. We usually have skulls with
both cut and uncut calvarium. Other than cleaning and stearling, they are
provided "as is."
Real Human Skeletons
Authentic real skeletons are, of course, made of natural human bones.
They are hand assembled and wired, according to rigid standards. Exact
specifications vary from one source to another, but generally the arms
and legs are removable, the skull has the calvarium cut with a
spring-held jaw and there is a hook for hanging. Usually come with
zippered dust cover and skeletal system chart to help you identify each
bone. Most are about 55-60" tall.
We can also provide disarticulated skeleton, subject to
availability. Real human skeletons are becoming increasing difficult
to obtain. We offer them subject to availability. Each skeleton is
individually priced, based on condition and the degree of assembly. A
major factor is the condition of the teeth (see above.)
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