Full Adult inventory in format based on BABAO standards or MOLA standards. Juvenile inventory with separate recording of epiphyses.  Inventory includes Joints, Joint Pathology and Cranial meaurements.

To record an inventory, click on a bone to indicate presence or absence, double click to grade or click on the grey areas to inventory a group of bones. Use the Notes or Pathology icons to type or draw additional information on your skeleton.

There is also a paper like version of the inventory which can be used instead of the skeleton picture, any changes you make in this form will be reflected in the picture.

Once the inventory is complete a summary can be created using the Wizard in the summary form, this lists out the bone groups that are present (more than 50% present) or fragmentary (10-50%) – the user can then edit the summary as required.

App includes recording of information to support;

  • Age at Death
  • Stature Estimation
  • Sex
  • Sexual Maturity (in Juveniles)
  • Non metric Traits

The App  includes collection of Cranial Measurements for assessing Ancestry, this data can be exported in a format suitable for processing in CRANID. New Ancestry types can be added by the user if required.


Pathology can be indicated by drawing on the Skeleton image as well as by typing notes, the App contains colour coded categories of Joint Disease, Trauma, Infection and Other. Joint Pathology scoring is supported.


A full dental inventory can be recorded using Palmer Zsigmondy, FDI/ISo or Universal numbering, select your preferred scheme from the Dental Summary page.  Dental counts include teeth graded as Complete, Tooth Only, Broken, Root only, Erupting

Absent teeth are indicated on the picture in pale grey.

Dental Pathology

Dental Pathology can be indicated by drawing on the image as well as by typing notes, the App contains colour coded categories of Caries, Calculus, Hypoplasia and Other.

Dental Attrition

Attrition can only be scored for molars that have been graded as Complete, Tooth Only or Broken, users can sketch the wear on the image of the molar teeth.


A single skeleton or multiple skeletons can be exported in either HTML or CSV format. The user can choose whether to include Dentition or not.

HTML format provides the equivalent of a printed inventory form which can be viewed using an internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc) and can also be viewed in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF Reader. There are limitations on how paging is managed so users may need to insert their own page breaks to get a sensible print out.

CSV format provides the ability to view multiple skeletons in Microsoft Excel or import data into an Access database. Bones are graded as absent (0) or present (1) and all other assessments are also included in the output.

A backup format using JSON files is provided to allow users to exchange data and to backup their skeleton data. This format can also be imported into product like Excel, Access and so on.

For full details of the academic references used see https://skellypad.wordpress.com/references/ or use the ? button in the App.

For details fo fixes and features in each version please  see the release by release details in the Features menu above.


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