This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones and teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth from a small range of common Old World mammals.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Aims2. Animals Included3. Terms, Abbreviations, Divisions and Directions in the Skeleton and Dentition4. Bones and Their Identification5. General Note About the Drawings6. Size and Variation7. Antlers8. Horn Cores9. Cranial Bones10. Teeth11. Tooth Sockets12. Mandible13. Vertebrae14. Ribs15. Scapula16. Humerus17. Radius-ulna18. Innominate Bone19. Femur20. Tibia-fibula21. Carpals22. Tarsals23. Bovid and Cervid Metapodials24. Horse Metapodials25. Metapodials of Cats, Dogs, Pigs, and Humans26. Phalanges27. References28. Index
Simon Hillson is Professor of Bioarchaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.