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‘Science is measurement'; ABMAP, a database of domestic animal bone measurements

Serjeantson, Dale (2005) ‘Science is measurement'; ABMAP, a database of domestic animal bone measurements Environmental Archaeology, 10, (1), pp. 95-103.

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A database of animal bone measurements, the Animal Bone Metrical Archive Project (ABMAP), is now available on the Web at The measurements can be downloaded and imported into a spreadsheet. They are of bones of domestic animals from the Neolithic to the 19 th century AD from assemblages in England, most from southern England. An example is given of the retrieval of measurements of cattle metacarpals and their application in a scatter diagram. The database is a resource for zooarchaeologists and others concerned with research into prehistoric and early historic domestic livestock and animal husbandry.

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Published date: April 2005
Keywords: zooarchaeology, bone measurements, southern britain, prehistoric, historic


Local EPrints ID: 43307
ISSN: 1461-4103
PURE UUID: a6a0476c-87f5-4991-96a8-538346a7175e

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Date deposited: 23 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:19

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Author: Dale Serjeantson

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