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Distinguishing species of geoemydid and trionychid turtles from shell fragments: Evidence from the Pleistocene at Niah Caves, Sarawak

Pritchard, P. C. H.; Rabett, R J; Piper, Philip

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Fragments of chelonian carapace and plastral dermal plates are well-represented from archaeological sites in the world's dry and wet tropics. However, although these bones are easily identified at an element level, few archaeological reports have explored the potential of using features of form and surface sculpturing as a way to refine that identification to genus or species. The ability to achieve such a refinement would benefit environmental and human subsistence strategy models alike. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80170
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.1038

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