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Simpson’ ratio diagrams (Various Tools and Notes (English))

Monday 30 March 2009
INTRODUCTION Simpson’s ratio diagrams (Simpson 1941, Large pleistocene felines of North America. American Museum Novitates, 1136, p.1-27, 11 fig., New York) provide rapid and easy comparaisons, both of size and shape, for a single bone or a group of bones. The reference is provided by a single (...)


Humerus (System of measurements for Equus bones and teeth (English))

Saturday 10 October 2009
Humerus, System of measurements


Withers height estimations (Various Tools and Notes (English))

Wednesday 1 April 2009
WITHERS HEIGHT The height at the withers of a horse used to be expressed in "hands" (one hand = 4 inches) or in “feet” (one foot = 12 inches), and in "inches". Since one inch = 25,4 millimeters, a horse "21 hands high" or “7 feet high” stands 213, 4 cm at the withers. According to Willoughby (...)


Mandible (System of measurements for Equus bones and teeth (English))

Saturday 10 October 2009
Mandibles, System of measurements Mandibule, Système de mesures


Variability Size Index (VSI) (Various Tools and Notes (English))

Friday 3 April 2009
VARIABILITY SIZE INDEX (VSI) The Variability Size Index (VSI) is one of the size index scaling techniques used by archeozoologists (Uerpmann 1982, 1986; Meadow 1986, 1999). Using this technique, global size comparisons are possible even of samples of various but fragmentary and not numerous (...)


Metapodials (System of measurements for Equus bones and teeth (English))

Saturday 10 October 2009
Metapodials, System of measurements


Weight Estimations (Various Tools and Notes (English))

Wednesday 15 April 2009
WEIGHT ESTIMATIONS Various attempts are possible, in particular those based on the surface of the upper M1, and on some distal metapodial dimensions. No kind of estimation is really good because species do differ by the relations between their anatomical parts and their weight. This is (...)


Phalanges I (System of measurements for Equus bones and teeth (English))

Saturday 10 October 2009
PhI, System of measurements


Correlations between skull and mandible dimensions (Various Tools and Notes (English))

Thursday 16 April 2009
SKULL-MANDIBLE CORRELATIONS 1. Skull and Mandible lengths For a sample of 375 various extant Equus skulls and mandibles, the correlation is good: R2=0.97. Regressions are: Basilar length of the skull (1) = [1.1775 * Maximal length of the mandible (1)] - 16.957. Maximal length of the (...)


61 Phalanges II (System of measurements for Equus bones and teeth (English))

Saturday 10 October 2009
Ph II, System of measurements


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