Burial, excavation, and preparation of primate skeletal material for morphological study

Ben Garrod*, Alice M. Roberts, Corinne Duhig, Debby Cox, William McGrew

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Abstract

Inclusion of osteological material in primatological research has a long history, and use of skeletal remains continues to be important in anatomical and anthropological research. Here we report a set of proven methods, including equipment, protocol, and procedure, which enable relatively simple acquisition of skeletal material from naturally deceased animals in field sites and sanctuaries. Such skeletal material, often with extensive accompanying life-history data, is a unique and valuable source of data for both academic and conservation-based research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-316
Number of pages6
JournalPrimates
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Bones
  • Field methods
  • Morphology
  • Osteology
  • Preparation
  • Primate
  • Skeletal

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