Comparison of Proboscidean Bone Notches to Experimental Dynamic and Static Notches on Cow Bone
Notches produced during bone breakage by impact (dynamic loading) and pressure (static loading) present quantitatively different shapes when measured from the cortical view. The ratio of the measurement of notch breadth to notch depth differentiates dynamically (arcuate) from statically (semi-circular) produced notches. This poster compares a reference sample of Proboscidean limb bone notches with experimental samples of dynamically and statically loaded notches on cow femora and shows that notch shape is useful in determining the agency that modified large prey animal bone assemblages.
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Comparison of Proboscidean Bone Notches to Experimental Dynamic and Static Notches on Cow Bone. Kathleen Holen, Steven Holen. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429531)
Abstract Id(s): 14875