How well to you know your basic mammal bones?

This page is an example of one way the proposed Zooarchaeology Digital Library (ZDL) could be used as the basis for a variety of learning applications.    In this example, you are to type in the name of each of the red-number bones, then submit the answers, which are then listed along with the correct responses.  In this example, potential ZDL materials are incorporated by either clicking on the red numbers to see labeled photographs of each bone, or by visiting the Garst Photographic collection (Colorado State University) to see photographs of a living bison, or by being linked to a page describing other types of zooarchaeological analysis.  There could also be links to articles on bison, or using Faunmap, maps of all reported locations where bison bones have been found in North America could be generated.

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After you've taken the quiz, if your would like to know more on each bone, click on the red numbers on the skeleton, go the bison osteology page,  or to a zooarchaeological coding system for animal bones.

If you'd like to pictures of a living bison, as well as many other animals, please visit the
Garst Photographic Collection at Colorado State Univeristy.

If you'd like to learn more about a zooarchaeological field research project, please visit the
Hudson-Meng Bison Bonebed