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This sample illustrates the size range of the bones that have been found at this site.
The larger bone is the lower front leg (radius and fused ulna) of a cow,
while the smaller example is the wing bone (metacarpus) of a bird.
The larger bone was actually pieced together
from a dozen fragments found separately in the field.

Reconstruct individual bone fragments is enables one to take
measurements of the now complete bone, thereby -
giving us the opportunity to determine the
sex of the specimen as well as population diversity.