You might contact Genny LeMoine at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum,
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine ([log in to unmask]). She is curator
of the museum, and her dissertation research was on bone tools from the
North American Arctic (late Thule/early historic) in the MacKenzie Delta
region (previous work was on northern plains bone tools) and she is
currently working on 19th cen bone tools from NW Greenland.
> Dear Zooarch:
> Does anyone know of a good method, or can point out appropriate
> to distinguish antler from bone in worked artifacts? I'm working with an
> archaeologist to identify materials used in artifacts from the 19th
> North American arctic. Some are obviously bone and obviously antler, but
> some are harder to distinguish. Any information would be helpful; ie.
> compact bone in antler contain Haversian canals? Thanks!
> David Dyer, Curator
> Zoological Museum
> University of Montana
> Missoula, MT 59812
Christyann M. Darwent, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-8522
msg.: (530) 752-0745
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