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  Maya Animal Bone Images

Since 1997 I have been photographing skeletal elements of the various animals used by the ancient Maya and found in deposits at the sites we excavate. Not only are the elements often very beautiful, but these photographs are designed to reveal characters on the bones and shell that are used in zooarchaeological identification and analysis.

These images are useful as a guide for identification although they should never be used without reference to a physical comparative collection.

So far, through my work and that of several other researchers at the FLMNH, we have a collection of some 12,000 images of elements from 769 taxa. Please contact me if you would like more information about these collections.

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