The Establishment of the First 3D Fish Bone Reference Collection in China

Author(s): Chong Yu

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Zooarchaeology and Technology: Case Studies and Applications" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Zooarchaeological researchers in China have previously focused on mammal remains, as have many places around the world. However, mammal species are only one part of the animal resources that people used in ancient times, especially in the areas by water. Young zooarchaeologists have begun to get involved in the work of identification and research on fish remains in China in recent years. However, the lack of comparative collections strongly affects the accuracy and the efficiency of the related research. We have started to collect fish specimens (both fresh water and marine species) to build our own fish bone collections. In order to share these collections with more zooarchaeologists in China, we use blue light 3D scanning to scan the main elements of the fishes we have in the collection. Blue light 3D scanning is very suitable for samples which are very small and thin and it works very well on fish bones that traditional 3D scanner cannot do. In this presentation, we want to share our experience in building our fish bone collection and current achievement of the 3D database.

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The Establishment of the First 3D Fish Bone Reference Collection in China. Chong Yu. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450730)


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Abstract Id(s): 23163