Those of you who regularly encounter sheep in your assemblages, or
have a general interest in mammalian skeletal growth, may like to
check out a publication that is now available as a corrected proof in
the 'in press' section of the Journal of Archaeological Science:
Popkin, P.R.W., Baker, P., Worley, F., Payne, S., Hammon, A., The
Sheep Project (1): determining skeletal growth, timing of epiphyseal
fusion and morphometric variation in unimproved Shetland sheep of
known age, sex, castration status and nutrition.
The article may be found at this link:
though full access to the proof will depend on your personal or
institutional subscription status.
The article will appear in the journal in a few months but until then
the corrected proof may be cited using the following doi:
We have included a supplementary table available on-line with all of
the raw data - use it, share it, manipulate it (in a non-evil way!)
and generally enjoy it.
(on behalf of the rest of the hard working Sheep Project team)