Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen recently posted this message on the Bone Tools list. I thought that ZOOARCH members would also be interested in an identification manual for bone, antler, ivory, horn, etc.
To email Marloes, the address is: Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tue 05/02/2008 20:12
> To: Mailing list wbrg
> Subject: [Bonetools] identification manual
> Dear all,
> This summer my new book will be published:
> 'Handleiding voor de determinatie van harde dierlijke materialen - Bot, gewei, ivoor, hoorn, schildpad, balein en hoef';
> Translation: 'Identification manual for hard animal tissues - Bone, antler, ivory, horn, tortoiseshell, baleen and hoof'
> This book will be published in Dutch language. It deals with the structure, properties and identification
> of the above mentioned materials and includes a lot of photographs and microscopical photographs.
> It also includes a short history of the use of these materials in The Netherlands.
> The publisher is thinking about an English version as well.
> I really need your opinion on this: do you think an English version of this book is wanted/necessary/superfluous?
> I am looking forward to your reactions. Thanks for your opinion and greetings,
Visiting Research Fellow
School of Humanities
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK