New method for identifying bonesOctober 18th, 2022
Recent research on bird bone shape and taxonomic ID has provided a new method for identifying isolated long bones using shape combined with landmark- and pseudolandmark-(landmark free) based classification analysis. The 3D shape-based classification method was applied to a case study of seabird bones belonging to penguins and tubenosed birds, where order- and family-level predictions of taxonomic identities were achieved with 100% accuracy. This work has now been published in Journal of Archaeological Science https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103641 and a summary article is available here.
This MSc research by Emma Holvast was supported by a David Medway Scholarship grant.