Much of Silver's data has been discredited. See e.g.
Payne, S. 1984. The use of early 19th century data in ageing cattle
mandibles from archaeological sites, and the relationship between the
eruption of M3 and P4. Circaea, 2, 77-82.
And other papers by Payne and Legge
University of Southampton
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>My memory is that Silver includes this in his 1969 summary. It is a
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>> On Feb 15, 2016, at 3:50 PM, Lena Strid <[log in to unmask]>
>> Dear all,
>> Is there any information on when the endplates of cattle vertebrae fuse
>>to the vertebral body? Ideally detailed down to cervical/thoracic/lumbar
>>groups. I have from a single Iron Age pit at least four articulated
>>spines (atlas - sacrum) in various stage of fusion* and I would like to
>>age them better than "sub-adult - adult".
>> With thanks,
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