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Links to Bone Related Sites

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Here are a few link to other sites that I like to recommend to others.

  • Skull Site - This is "THE"site if you are at all interested in bird skulls or bird skeletons (over 1000 different skulls). It also has a world-class cool quiz you can take to see how well you can do at identifying birds by the skull shape. This is also the source of detailed information about macerating bird bones as a way to clean them.

  • Skulls Unlimited International - Skulls Unlimited is probably the largest bone preparation company on Planet Earth. They also sell skulls, bones, skeletons, and even Bone Building Books by a certain; yours truly.


  • The Bone Room - This is a business with a storefront in Berkley, California, that has been a source of bones and natural history related treasures, since 1986.


  • - This is an active forum site of search-able posts (with a linked archived section going back as far as 2006 - plus older archived posts) having to do with skulls and bones. the information is to get bones commercially clean and paper white using beetles or warm water maceration, followed by detergent de-greasing and hydrogen peroxide for bleaching. Questions or suggestions about alternative methods are about as well received as suggesting back surgery at a chiropractic convention. This can make for some entertaining reading, but you may have to wade through a lot of verbiage to figure out some basic answers to good questions.


  • Kodiak grey whale projec- Stacy Studebaker, of Kodiak Island, Alaska, found the whale and organized local volunteers to help bury, excavate, clean, repair, articulate, move and suspend the skeleton.


  • El Refugio de Potosi - This is a new non-profit nature reserve a little south of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Besides being a great place to look at local nature, they are starting to work on the preservation of a large sperm whale skeleton, with the intent of having it on display. The director, Laurel Patrick, is an ex-nurse and tree nursery owner from Oregon. Her passion to preserve a piece of local ecosystem and to educate others about the flora and fauna of that area is commendable and inspiring. Check out the hummingbird feeders if you are birding in that area.


  • Jake's Bones - A very fun website about a 14-year-old boy in Scotland with the love of bone collecting.


  • Pratt Museum of Homer, Alaska - Most of my bone work and skeleton articulation techniques have originated from this award-winning institution. It is frequently acclaimed by its many visitors to be one of the best small town museums in America.

Favorite Friends' Bone Related Sites

  • Timber Line Creations - Mike Lettis--This is a guy I grew up with. He does antler carving and has a really cool gift shop in a nearby town and deals in Alaska Pleistocene mammal bones.

  • Blue Walrus Carvings - Ed Sotelo--Ed and his wife, Sheryl, are Super-teachers who did a world-class brown bear skeleton project with their classes. Ed is also a master ivory carver, specializing in fossil walrus tooth carvings.

  • Mari's Novel-Tee Designs - My wife's Etsy shop where you can purchase skull and skeleton shirts with my illustrations.


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