Another source for bird bones is:
Cohen, Alan, and Dale Serjeantson
1996 A manual for the identification of bird bones from archaeological
sites. Revised edition. Archetype Publications Ltd., London.
At 10:41 AM 1/5/2005 +0000, Dr JH Barrett wrote:
>I defined zones for fish bones in an internal Fishlab document some
>years ago, which have been incorporated into the graphical interface of
>the York System zooarchaeological database programmed by Jen Harland
>(see below). If you choose not to use the database itself, the zone
>diagrams can be printed from the html help file. These diagrams are
>based on a gadid (cod family) standard, but can be applied to any
>species with comparable morphology. A more detailed set showing
>inter-taxonomic variability is in the works, but it may be some time
>before it is published.
>The York system includes bird and mammal zones based on earlier
>Environmental Archaeology Unit standards developed by Dobney et al. If
>you contact Jen ([log in to unmask]) directly she has also worked on a
>custom version with some reptile zones developed for work at Niah Cave.
>The York System is currently available to download from Internet
>Archaeology (by subscription). A Version 2, correcting a number of minor
>glitches in the original, has also been produced and will soon be
>available on-line through a dedicated website. The Internet Archaeology
>reference and URL is:
>Harland, J. F., J. H. Barrett, J. Carrott, K. Dobney, and D. Jaques.
>2003. The York System: An integrated zooarchaeological database for
>research and teaching. Internet Archaeology 13:
>All the best,
>From: Analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of A. Alzola
>Sent: 04 January 2005 20:53
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [ZOOARCH] Diagnostic Zones
>Could anyone recommend a good source for diagnostic zones of bird,
>reptile and fish bones?
>A. Alzola Romero, MPhil
>St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL