Holey goats: multiple cases of supratrochlear foramina in the humerus of caprines from the New Kingdom pharaonic town of Amara West, northern Sudan

Williams, E., Weinstock, J. and Spencer, N. (2017) Holey goats: multiple cases of supratrochlear foramina in the humerus of caprines from the New Kingdom pharaonic town of Amara West, northern Sudan. Environmental Archaeology: Journal of Human Palaeoecology. ISSN 1461-4103.

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Abstract

Supratrochlear foramina (STF) were recorded in fifteen per cent of goat and sheep/goat humeri from the New Kingdom pharaonic town of Amara West, in modern northern Sudan. To the authors’ knowledge, this trait has never before been reported in the published literature for goats or sheep, whether from archaeological or modern contexts. The aim of this work is twofold: to contribute to the growing corpus of studies addressing the incidence and aetiology of STF, and to raise awareness for their possible presence in caprines, thus encouraging their identification and recording in archaeological assemblages.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amara West; anatomy; humerus; caprines; supratrochlear foramen; zooarchaeology
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0801 Anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Ellie Williams
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 10:55
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 15:22
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/16539

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