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Am J Phys Anthropol. 1989 May;79(1):43-9.

Carnivore alteration of human bone from a late prehistoric site in Illinois.

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Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802.

Abstract

The nature and pattern of destruction of human bone by scavenging animals, probably canids, is described for 30 Oneota skeletons from a west-central Illinois cemetery dated at ca. A.D. 1300. The most frequently damaged parts of the skeleton include bones covered by relatively little soft tissue, such as the major joints of the limbs, and those in the facial, abdominal, and gluteal regions.

PMID:
2750877
DOI:
10.1002/ajpa.1330790105
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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