Dear Zooarchers,

I am working on an assemblage that contains a good deal of fetal/neo-natal bones - especially of pigs. I am looking for some references that will help me determine whether these bones are fetal or neo-natal. I am familiar with the Prummel Archaeozoologia 1987 article and with the Amorosi 1987 BAR volume but these don't deal with this issue. Any tips on how to age these very young bones?

Many Thanks,

Mindy Z.

Melinda A. Zeder
Senior Scientist, Archaeobiology Program
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
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Washington D.C. 20013-7012
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