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The History of British Birds$
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Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199217519

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.001.0001

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The History of British Birds
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D. W. Yalden

U. Albarella

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.003.0002

This chapter introduces the avian skeleton and the most important (easiest to identify, most robust) bones. Their differences from equivalent mammal bones are considered. The possibilities and difficulties of identifying bird bones to species are discussed and illustrated. Assigning dates to the bones is also briefly discussed, along with a brief overview of the main historical periods and the sorts of sites that have produced bird bones.

Keywords:   bird skeleton, identifying bird bones, humerus, metacarpus, tibiotarsus, tarsometatarsus, time periods

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