Presumably if you have a tape measure you can improvise something
approaching an osteometric board using two blocks, such as thickish hard
back books (or even one and a fixed object such as a wall).
Lee G. Broderick. BA (Hons), MSc
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From: Analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jen Wooding
Sent: 24 February 2009 12:57
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Subject: [ZOOARCH] Measurement Method Query
Can anybody provide me with advice/tips on the best and most accurate way to
take GL measurements of large animal (predominantly cattle and horse) long
bones in the absence of an osteometric board? Obviously my small calipers
are out of the question. Is it ok to use a tape measure making sure the
correct anatomical points are measured? or is there some other way?
Thank you for your advice in advance, it is greatly appreciated.