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Bone Quiz 21

Every human osteologist reaches a point in their life when they are forced to make a foray into zooarchaeology. My most recent brush with the world of skeletal fauna took place over the summer, when I spent a week visiting one of my friends … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2016

As 2016 vanishes into the aether like a monitor lizard slipping into the waters of Lumpini Park, it is time to reflect on the last year at Bone Broke. A picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll just leave … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2015

2015 was a year of firsts. It was the first time I spent the summer in Ann Arbor, rather than the field. It marked my first experience solo teaching my own class, the summer session Science of Skeletons. I also began applying … Continue reading

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Bone Broke Year in Review 2014

2014 was a big year for me, both professionally and personally. I applied for grants, finished my dissertation data collection, attended two conferences, had an article published, and spent seven and a half months living outside of the U.S. while … Continue reading

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How to identify and side parietal bones

When analyzing human bones (or taking your first osteology course), you will occasionally be presented with bags brimming with large numbers of cranial fragments that you are tasked with sorting, identifying and siding. When I took my first intensive osteology course, … Continue reading

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Anatomy Quiz 1

It’s time to kick off the summer with a new type of quiz! I haven’t dissected in awhile, but I recently got the opportunity to whip out a scalpel and scissors again. I forgot how satisfying it is to gently tear through … Continue reading

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OsteoMenagerie 3: The petrous portion of the temporal bone

The petrous portion of the temporal bone provides passage for the facial (VII) and vestibulocochlear (VIII) nerves, houses some of the body’s most delicate organs of hearing (including the auditory ossicles) and is one of the densest bones in the … Continue reading

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Bone Broke has been cited in two publications as a new bioarchaeology blog (Meyers and Killgrove, 2014) and a current high-profile bioarchaeology blog (Meyers Emery and Killgrove, 2015): Meyers, K. and K. Killgrove(2014) Blogging Bioarchaeology. Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin 37(1):23-25. Myers Emery, … Continue reading

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OsteoMenagerie 5: The pisiform

The pisiform is one of the smallest bones you’re likely to come across when dealing with archaeological remains (though I once found one of the auditory ossicles when excavating a commingled burial site in Portugal – that was an exciting … Continue reading

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Anthropology Teaching Tips: Playdoh

As you may have garnered from the radio silence that blanketed the blog for week-long periods this summer, in July and August I solo taught my first self-designed course. Now, at this point in my academic career, I have a … Continue reading

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