Is it legal to purchase/posses human bones?

Yes, in general it is completely legal to posses, purchase, and sell human bones in the United States, so long as they are not intended for clinical treatment, such as transplantation. A few select states have more stringent laws regarding human remains; therefore we cannot sell human bones to residents of Georgia, Tennessee, or Louisiana.

 

Who purchases human bones?
A wide range of individuals purchase human bones, including: private collectors, artists, medical professionals, as well as institutions, such as museums and universities. Regardless of who purchases human skulls, it is important to remember that these specimens were once living people, and that they should always be treated appropriately and respectfully. We do not sell human bones to those who intend to use them for perverse or disrespectful purposes. Osteology is a fascinating field of study, and it can be very beneficial to have the ability to study real bones up close.

Do you know the personal identity of the skulls you sell?
Most of the skulls we sell are medical specimens that were prepared by Clay Adams, Kilgore International, Adam Rouilly, etc. A person's identity is never known or included with a skull. If you are ever looking to purchase a skull from somebody who claims to know the individual's identity, the skull has most likely been obtained illegally, and should be avoided.

Do you buy human skulls and bones? 
Yes! The Copper Hammer is always interested in new acquisitions. Simply contact us with details and photos of what you have available and we would be happy to make you an offer.

Why purchase from The Copper Hammer?

We pride ourselves on providing quality specimens and outstanding customer service. Please contact us with any questions you may have; we are readily available to respond to all inquiries in a very timely manner. Our inventory is constantly changing, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be instantly notified of all new additions!