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This book was last revised in 2014
A Manual for Preparing Bird Skeletons with a Bone Identification Guide
In a way, this is two manuals bound together. The first part
is the step by step instructions on preparing and articulating
a large bird skeleton with a section on a VERY large bird ~
ie., Big Bird ~ ie., an Emu. The skeleton used for illustration
is mostly an eagle skeleton but the techniques are the same
for anything the size of (or larger than) a chicken or a
raven--a good classroom project. The second part of the
manual is a detailed guide to the bones of a bird with
enough labeling and detail to be able to sort a pile of bird
bones into the skeletal elements, including which side of the
bird each bone came from. This is very helpful information
for zoo archaeology students who are working with bird
bones. (90 pages)

(plus shipping)

(Manuals are 8.5 X 11 inches, soft bound with spiral
The Bird Building Book
$39.00 (USD) ~ plus shipping
Big Bird
This Northern Saw-whet owl was cleaned using the
Oxidization Method found
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Our manuals  are the most expensive bone-building books in all of Homer. And now they are even more expensive. Effective
January 2015, all manuals went up $5 . . . Over the 12 years since the manuals first started coming out they have remained at
the original published  price. Over the years we have added more and more pages, more illustrations and more information -
and we'll continue doing so. Meanwhile, printing and shipping costs have gone up to the point where we are forced to raise
prices. Please keep in mind that these manuals are printed in very small press runs by a local printing shop - no cheap
overseas printing happening here - and they still come with an invitation to send an email to me for
personal assistance if you get stuck or have any questions or comments.

Happy Bone Building,
Lee and Mary