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Bird bone taphonomy from the inside out: the evidence of gull predation on the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus

Bird bone taphonomy from the inside out: the evidence of gull predation on the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Bird bone taphonomy from the inside out: the evidence of gull predation on the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus
During a visit to the island of Skomer, South Wales, UK in 1992 we saw many dead manx shearwaters, assumed killed by greater black-backed gulls (Larus marinus), which had a distinct pattern of damage to the carcass. In this paper we describe and illustrate the damage to the bones and the sequence of disarticulation of the carcass. Measurements of the humerus, ulna and tarsometatarsus are given in Appendix 1.
191-204
Serjeantson, Dale
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Irving, Brian
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Hamilton-Dyer, Sheila
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Serjeantson, Dale
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Irving, Brian
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Hamilton-Dyer, Sheila
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Serjeantson, Dale, Irving, Brian and Hamilton-Dyer, Sheila (1993) Bird bone taphonomy from the inside out: the evidence of gull predation on the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus. Archaeofauna, 2, 191-204.

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During a visit to the island of Skomer, South Wales, UK in 1992 we saw many dead manx shearwaters, assumed killed by greater black-backed gulls (Larus marinus), which had a distinct pattern of damage to the carcass. In this paper we describe and illustrate the damage to the bones and the sequence of disarticulation of the carcass. Measurements of the humerus, ulna and tarsometatarsus are given in Appendix 1.

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Published date: 1993
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 405257
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/405257
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