Journal of Archaeological Science Spotlight Initiative: Body Size from Unconventional Specimens: A 3D Geometric Morphometrics Approach to Fishes from Ancestral Pueblo Contexts
Posted: Jun 20, 2022 - 12:00pm
The Journal of Archaeological Science Spotlight Initiative selected Body Size from Unconventional Specimens: A 3D Geometric Morphometrics Approach to Fishes from Ancestral Pueblo Contexts as a featured article in Volume 142. The article, co authored by Jonathan Dombrosky (UNM PhD, 2021), Thomas F. Turner (UNM Professor of Biology), Alexandra Harris (Alexandra Harris, UNM BS, 2021), and Emily Lena Jones (UNM Professor of Anthropology, examines a comparison with a reference library of 3D scans of modern fish, since archaeological assemblages of bones that are not complete enough for study with traditional methods can be used to measure body size. Applying this approach to sites in southwestern USA showed that Ancestral Pueblo fishing strategies were associated with energy maximizing foraging behaviour.
Interested readers can find this article on ScienceDirect