An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, St Louis, Missouri, April 1993.
Volume density of South American camelid skeletal parts†
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2005
Copyright © 1995 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 29–37, March 1995
How to Cite
Elkin, D. C. (1995), Volume density of South American camelid skeletal parts. Int. J. Osteoarchaeol., 5: 29–37. doi: 10.1002/oa.1390050104
- Issue published online: 27 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUN 1994
- Manuscript Received: 1 JUN 1994
- bone density;
This paper provides a set of volume density values for skeletal parts of lama (Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Camelidae). The method by which these values were obtained is described and compared with published data of densitometries made on cervids, showing a high positive correlation between the bone densities of the two artiodactyls. The camelid bone density data are used to discuss the interpretation of skeletal patterning in an Andean archaeofaunal assemblage.